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Milestone '1mile to Monmouth'

A Grade II Listed Building in Monmouth, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8041 / 51°48'14"N

Longitude: -2.7013 / 2°42'4"W

OS Eastings: 351739

OS Northings: 211951

OS Grid: SO517119

Mapcode National: GBR FL.XJK8

Mapcode Global: VH86V.4X8B

Entry Name: Milestone '1mile to Monmouth'

Listing Date: 10 August 2005

Last Amended: 10 August 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 85211

Building Class: Transport

Location: On north-east side of the main road down the Wye valley about 400m east of Wyesham Avenue.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

Community: Monmouth (Trefynwy)

Community: Monmouth

Locality: Wyesham

Built-Up Area: Monmouth

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Turnpike milestone erected on the Monmouth-Chepstow Turnpike. The Wye Valley turnpike was opened in 1829 and was a vital factor in the growth of local tourism in the C19. Previously many villages, such as Redbrook and Tintern, could only be reached by road from up in the forest and almost all traffic went by river. The road was built and maintained by the Monmouth Turnpike Trust, but this was wound up in 1873 and responsibility passed to the local Highways Board and then to Monmouthshire County Council following the County Council Act of 1888.

Exterior

Forest of Dean grey sandstone block with rounded top and cut letters 'MONMOUTH SHIREHALL 1'

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as an early C19 turnpike milestone on a road opened in 1828-9 which was a key factor in the development of road vehicle borne tourist traffic in the Wye Valley.

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