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Pont Cysylltau

A Grade I Listed Building in Trevor, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9707 / 52°58'14"N

Longitude: -3.0913 / 3°5'28"W

OS Eastings: 326808

OS Northings: 342043

OS Grid: SJ268420

Mapcode National: GBR 71.JZJ2

Mapcode Global: WH785.HL5F

Entry Name: Pont Cysylltau

Listing Date: 7 June 1963

Last Amended: 11 June 1998

Grade: I

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1602

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated near a looping bend in River Dee between Trevor and Froncysyllte.

County: Wrexham

Town: Llangollen

Community: Llangollen Rural (Llangollen Wledig)

Community: Llangollen Rural

Locality: Trevor

Built-Up Area: Trevor

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

A road bridge over the River Dee. A date inscription '1697' has been recorded, and probably refers to date of the bridge's construction of which only the S arch and lower part of S pier survive. The remainder of bridge was rebuilt probably in C18 to a very slightly increased width. Parapets are now in relatively poor condition as a result of damage by traffic.

Exterior

A 3-arched ashlared sandstone bridge with full-height cutwaters forming triangular refuges on both sides of narrow road. Segmental arches with slightly recessed voussoirs: S arch is shorter span and slightly narrower than the others. The S pier is twice stepped and the N pier is stepped once.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine example of a post-medieval bridge which still retains its original character, though slightly altered.

Scheduled Ancient Monument, DE027.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Wood Bank
    Situated on hillside between B5434 and Llangollen Canal, overlooking the Dee valley and Pont Cysyllte. Although the rear of house is built tight against the canal bank the gardens at front have been
  • II Kilns at Wood Bank
    Situated in grounds of and at rear of Wood Bank on hillside between B5434 and Llangollen Canal.
  • I Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
    Located over the River Dee between Trevor and Froncysyllte.
  • II Bridge No 31
    Situated at a point where the Llangollen feeder branches off from the Ellesmere Canal (renamed Llangollen Canal, 1963) near centre of village.
  • II The Old Vicarage
    Situated on W side of by-road between Trevor and Plas-yn-pentre, 350 m SW of Pont Cysylltau.
  • II Pair of Docks on E side of Trevor Basin, excluding modern workshop superstructure and swing bridge.
    On E side of Trevor Basin, opposite Rhos-y-Coed Bridge.
  • II Bryn Seion Presbyterian Chapel
    Situated in centre of village and in prominent position parallel to road and facing downhill.
  • II Telford Inn
    Situated at the junction of Station Road and New Road, set back from, and at right angles to the Ellesmere Canal.

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