Llanteg's Milestones and Turnpike Road

---County Boundary Stone---

We are lucky to have at the eastern end of our village a Grade II Listed Boundary Stone set into Castle Ely Bridge - this is just outsde our village.


We also have two Milestones - one opposite Myrtle Villaa which is at the eastern end of the village and one on a disused loop of road close to Oakland's House.

---Milestone Makers---

The Milestones are marked 'MOSS & SONS 1838'.

---Turnpike Road---

They are on what was the old main turnpike road from Carmarthen to Hobb's Point.
Later to become the A477 trunk road into South Pembrokeshire.

---Llanteg Toll Gate---

Llanteg Tollgate was run by 'Billy the Gate', William Oriel - who was the village cobbler, tollgate keeper and vilage schoolmaster all rolled into one.
William's wife was an invalid and he would puh her around the village in a basket invalid chair.
Nothing remains of our village tollgate but it appears to have been situated at the S.W. corner of Llanteg Crossroads to the west of Llanteg Garage.

Llanteg Tollgate

Llanteg tollgate was, we thought, to the West of the current Llanteg Garage.

No physical evidence now remains.

The following three images are copies and enlargements of an 1890 map copy from the estate of the late Bob Cole of The Downs (if any copyright infringement is comnnected with these images please let me know).

The above copies seem to indicate that the Turn Pike or Toll Gate was on the South Western corner of Llanteg Crossroads - though we had always believed it to have been on the South Eastern corner - but the maps seem quite comclusive.

The above map is undated but does show T.G. (Toll Gate) - but not an exact location.

The Tavernspite Turnpike Trust
In 1808, an Act was passed for the upkeep of roads, in Crunwere.
There is a lot of correspondence at the Record Office in Haverfordwest about where the road should run, and most said “Not in my Back Yard.“.
By 1851 there was a toll house in Crunwere.
In 1828, The Vicar of St. Elydor’s Crunwere, Thomas Dalton, wrote to give his consent for the new road. Another letter raised a loan of £1000 for the road through Crunwere.
These documents showed that there was no toll house at Crunwere before 1834, and that it had been closed by 1889, when “The old toll house at Crunwere” was the subject of a conveyance.
Apart from the Rev'd. Thomas Dalton, the Rev'd. James Dalton also gave his consent together with five others, and one person dissented.

Toll Gate Conveyance (D.T. & W.Lewis, Narberth)
Dated 5 December 1889 from Pembrokeshire County Council to Sir Charles Edward Gregg Philipps Bart of Picton Castle - Conveyance of Lanteague Toll House (£6).
In 1898 another change of hands from Sir Charles Edward Gregory Philipps to WiIliiam Walter Williams of the Laurels, Llanteg (£5?).
All cottage or dwelling house with garden.