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Pon Melin Rug Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Corwen, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.981 / 52°58'51"N

Longitude: -3.4153 / 3°24'54"W

OS Eastings: 305075

OS Northings: 343561

OS Grid: SJ050435

Mapcode National: GBR 6M.JBVK

Mapcode Global: WH780.HBXK

Entry Name: Pon Melin Rug Bridge

Listing Date: 20 October 1966

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 673

Building Class: Transport

Location: Carries the A5 road over the River Alwen 2km approx. W of Corwen.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Corwen

Community: Corwen

Locality: Rub

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Exterior

Probably built in the early C18, and similar in style to the local bridges over the River Dee at Corwen, Carrog and Cynwyd. Coursed and squared stone with 3 segmental arches with voussoirs and hood moulds. Pilasters to either side of central arch on E side, and cutwaters to W. Projecting string course at base of parapet, which has flat slate copings. Slightly canted in plan, the ends splayed out at each end.

Reasons for Listing

A very fine example of a masonry bridge, one of an important series of river bridges in the area from the late C17-early C18.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Pont Melin Rug
    Carries the A5 over the River Alwen approx. 2 km W of Corwen.
  • II Entrance Gates at Rug
    At the main entrance to the estate from the A5.
  • II Ice House in the grounds at Rug
    Built into the motte towards the SW of the lake.
  • II Plas Isaf
    Located down a short track off the W side of a lane which runs from Cynwyd to Melin Rug and approximately 0.5km from Pont Melin Rug.
  • II* Rug
    In parkland on the N side of the A5, 3km approx. W of Corwen.
  • II Penlan Fawr
    To the east of and below the lane that leaves the A494 at Druid, 1km approx. from the junction with the main A5 road.
  • II Gate in Garden at Rug
    Aligned with the main entrance of the house, at the boundary of garden and park.
  • I Plas Ucha
    Located off the W side of a lane which runs N from Cynwyd to Melin Rug. The front faces S, the ground sloping downhill to the E.

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