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Pont y Ddol (partly in Llannefydd community)

A Grade II Listed Building in Cefnmeiriadog, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.2404 / 53°14'25"N

Longitude: -3.5206 / 3°31'14"W

OS Eastings: 298614

OS Northings: 372568

OS Grid: SH986725

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZVZ.L3

Mapcode Global: WH65G.WTP5

Entry Name: Pont y Ddol (partly in Llannefydd community)

Listing Date: 10 June 1952

Last Amended: 2 June 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 156

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the river Elwy at the south-western edge of the community and carrying an unclassified road running S in the direction of Llannefydd.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Cefnmeiriadog

Community: Cefnmeiriadog

Locality: Pont y Ddol

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Long, narrow road bridge approximately 40m in length and of two irregular spans; probably late C18. Of local limestone rubble construction with dressed voussoirs to segmental arches, that to the N very wide, the other a flood arch; between the two are large irregular cutwaters to both sides. The carriageway rises to a pronounced hump in the centre of the main arch; low slab-parapets with C20 metal railings to the arch sections, with stepped up rubble parapets to the remainder. Splayed approaches, those to the N extending some 6m to the R and 25m in a slab-coped rubble wall to the L.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as a large C18 vernacular road bridge.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont-y-ddol (partly in Cefnmeiriadog community)
    Spanning the river Elwy at the north of the community and carring an unclassified road running N in the direction of Cefnmeiriadog.
  • II Ty Ucha
    Located on a sloping site some 1.5km N of Llannefydd village and 0.5 km S of Pont-y-Ddol; set back from and above the lane from the former to the latter, to the W.
  • II Ddol
    Located on the N bank of the river Elwy at the SW boundary of the community; accessed via a long farm track running E from an unclassified road running N from the Pont y Ddol.
  • II Tan-y-Gaer
    Located on the northern slope of the Moel-y-Gaer at the NW edge of the community, approximately 2km NW of Llannefydd village; accessed via a long farm track running N from the road.
  • II* Plas Newydd
    Strikingly located on a rocky rise some 1.6km NW of Cefn Meiriadog village; located immediately W of the lane running NW from Cefn Meiriadog to Glascoed.
  • II Bod-Ysgawen-Isaf
    Located approximately 1.5km NE of Llannefydd village on a gently-sloping site facing a farmyard; accessed via a farm track leading NE from an unclassified lane running from Bont Newydd to (ultimately)
  • II Kinmel East Gatepiers and Railings
    100m W of the SW corner of Bodelwyddan Park, beside a small gate lodge (not listed).
  • II Glascoed Lodge on Bodelwyddan Park Boundary
    About 1km S of Bodelwyddan Castle, on N side of B5381, set into S wall of Bodelwyddan Park, about 300m E of the corner of the park walls.

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