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Pont Rhyd-y-Dyfrgi

A Grade II Listed Building in Bro Garmon, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0479 / 53°2'52"N

Longitude: -3.7232 / 3°43'23"W

OS Eastings: 284579

OS Northings: 351456

OS Grid: SH845514

Mapcode National: GBR 67.D214

Mapcode Global: WH66B.SN79

Entry Name: Pont Rhyd-y-Dyfrgi

Listing Date: 23 June 1967

Last Amended: 11 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 120

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the Afon Conwy at the SE border of the community immediately N of the A5 and carrying the metalled drive to Voelas.

County: Conwy

Community: Bro Garmon

Community: Bro Garmon

Locality: Voelas

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Imposing triple-arched road bridge apparently built in 1788.


Approximately 30m long with 5m wide flat carriageway. Rubble construction with natural rock foundations, forming irregular cutwaters to both up-and downstream sides. Segmental arches, that to the centre wider and higher than those flanking; roughly-dressed voussoirs with archrings and flat, dividing pilasters. Plain stringcourse below slab-coped parapets, with splayed northern approaches and square, coped terminating piers.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine example of a late C18 vernacular 3-span bridge.

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  • II Pont Rhyd-y-Dyfrgi
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  • II Pant Glas Farmhouse
    Located on a strategic hilltop site overlooking the A 5 at the northern boundary of the community; accessed via a metalled lane running SW from the main road.
  • II Driveway bridge at Voelas (partly in Bro Garmon community)
    The drive to Voelas crosses a bridge over the Nant-y-coed running N-S and forming the community boundary with Bro Garmon immediately to W of the house.
  • II* Voelas
    Voelas Estate lies on the W edge of the community, W of Pentrefoelas. The house stands in its own parkland overlooking the picturesque narrow valley of the Afon Conwy.
  • II Summer House at Voelas
    The summer house is built in with the wall between the house and the stable yard, approximately 20m from the house.
  • II Laundry, stable and bothy at Voelas
    The building containing the laundry, garage, stable and bothy is set transversely at the E end of the terrace across the main S front of the house.
  • II Carriage house at Voelas
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