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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Milestone

Summary

Type Marker

     Dressed granite slab set into wall with shallow triangular head and raking chamfered sides. Cast iron inset plate with lettering.
     Cadw listing: 'Following the Act of Union in 1801 a programme to improve the roads between the two capital cities of London and Dublin was initiated. In 1811 Thomas Telford was commissioned to undertake a survey of the roads between London and Holyhead and in 1817 began work on the northern stretch of the road at Shrewsbury. As well as overseeing the work, Thomas Telford also designed every detail of the road, and this milestone is one of a number designed for it c.1817-32.'
    

Inscriptions

Raised lettering on plate: HOLY- / HEAD / 20 / MONA / 7 / BANGOR / 5

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Telford, Thomas Designer

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Milestone Granite 93cm high x 45cm wide
Plate Iron 50cm high x 33cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
ANGLESEY022 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
  • None
Road A4080
Precise location In the centre of Llanfairpwll, set into the wall outside Ty Coch, on the north side of Holyhead Road, opposite Ty Gwyn public house
A-Z ref None
OS ref SH526716
Date of design 1817-32
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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