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Milepost outside No. 243 Albany Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Cardiff, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4932 / 51°29'35"N

Longitude: -3.159 / 3°9'32"W

OS Eastings: 319635

OS Northings: 177780

OS Grid: ST196777

Mapcode National: GBR KNG.MP

Mapcode Global: VH6F7.6QBN

Entry Name: Milepost outside No. 243 Albany Road

Listing Date: 21 September 2018

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87772

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the N side of Albany Road, almost opposite the junction with Roath Court Place.

County: Cardiff

Community: Roath (Y Rhath)

Community: Roath

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

History

Shown on the 1st ed OS map of 1886, when the Albany Road area had yet to be developed for housing. Probably dating to the early/mid C19 and part of the Cardiff-Caerphilly turnpike operated by the Cardiff District Turnpike trust under a Turnpike Act of 1827. Similar mileposts survive along the Turnpike network in Cardiff.

Exterior

Cast iron milepost, triangular form facing to Albany Road. Painted white with black lettering, slight plinth and beaded edging. Chamfered top with ‘CAERPHILLY 7 ¹’, left side with ‘NEWPORT ROAD ¼ MILE’, right side with ‘MERTHYR ROAD 2 MILES’.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special architectural interest as a good surviving example of an early/mid C19 turnpike milepost, one of a series of similar mileposts in the Cardiff area.

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