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Pont Gorswen

A Grade II Listed Building in Caerhun, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2244 / 53°13'28"N

Longitude: -3.8557 / 3°51'20"W

OS Eastings: 276209

OS Northings: 371318

OS Grid: SH762713

Mapcode National: GBR 61.0ZV9

Mapcode Global: WH54C.R64X

Plus Code: 9C5R64FV+QP

Entry Name: Pont Gorswen

Listing Date: 13 October 1966

Last Amended: 21 February 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3169

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the Afon Roe and carrying an unclassified lane leading NW from Pontwgan to Roewen.

County: Conwy

Community: Caerhun

Community: Caerhun

Locality: Pont Gorswen

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Exterior

3-span clapper bridge, probably C17 or C18. Boulder-built with natural lintel slabs resting on dry-built piers; parapet to W with on-end boulder capping. The bridge has been widened in recent years.

Reasons for Listing

An early vernacular clapper bridge.

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    Spanning the Afon Roe and carrying an unclassified lane leading NW from Pontwgan to Roewen, 50m SE of Pont Gorswen.
  • II Bwthyn Rhyd
    Prominently sited on the S side of the main street at the approach to the village; behind a small rubble-walled forecourt with C19 decorative iron gate to N.
  • II Fronfa
    Prominently located on the S side of the main street in the village centre; opposite the Seion Presbyterian chapel and built into the slope of the street to the W.
  • II Bodafon
    Prominently located on the S side of the main street in the village centre; opposite the Seion Presbyterian chapel and built into the slope of the street to the W.
  • II Seion Welsh Presbyterian Chapel
    Prominently sited on the N side of the main street in the centre of the village.
  • II* Llanerch-y-Felin
    Located off the village lane to the N facing its former farmyard, now metalled; accessed via a short metalled lane.
  • II Maes-y-Castell
    Located approximately 1km W of Caerhun on a rise above the Afon Roe; accessed via a track leading E from a lane running from Llanbedr-y-Cennin to Pontwgan.
  • II Tyddyn-y-Pwll
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