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Pont Fawr (Llanrwst Bridge) (Partly in the Community of Trefriw)

A Grade I Listed Building in Llanrwst, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.1369 / 53°8'12"N

Longitude: -3.7976 / 3°47'51"W

OS Eastings: 279840

OS Northings: 361485

OS Grid: SH798614

Mapcode National: GBR 64.6FYM

Mapcode Global: WH65X.MFT0

Plus Code: 9C5R46P2+QW

Entry Name: Pont Fawr (Llanrwst Bridge) (Partly in the Community of Trefriw)

Listing Date: 25 January 1951

Last Amended: 19 February 1993

Grade: I

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3612

Building Class: Transport

Also known as: Llanrwst Bridge
Y Bont Fawr, Llanrwst

ID on this website: 300003612

Location: Spans Afon Conwy opposite Victoria Hotel.

County: Conwy

Community: Trefriw

Community: Trefriw

Built-Up Area: Llanrwst

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Tagged with: Bridge Stone bridge

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Building authorised 1634, datestone 1636. Long tradition (but no stronger evidence) attributes design of bridge to Inigo Jones. West arch known to have been rebuilt in 1675, and again in 1703.


Steeply ramped stone road bridge of three segmental arches. Central arch circa 18 metres span, outer arches circa 13.5 metres span. Cutwaters to each side continue upwards to form refuges in parapet. Coursed local gritstone and slate rubble. Arch voussoirs set slightly back. West arch masonry in smaller blocks. Parapet with heavy chamfered coping stones with iron cramps. Flared approach walls. Above apex of central arch, S parapet has stone relief of Stuart Arms (plus initials 'CR') set in frame with superimposed fluted columns supporting floral entablature and ogee cresting; below arms is date '1636'. Sundial above installed for tercentenary of bridge. North parapet has, in same position Prince of Wales feathers springing from crown; flanked by initials 'CP'; framed by columns, ogee cresting above with weathered relief pinnacles. Behind this, on inner parapet, date '1636'. Inner parapet has carriage stones to protect masonry. Stone on inner S parapet above rebuilt W arch has initials 'TR'. Tarmacadam carriageway surface.

Reasons for Listing

Scheduled Ancient Monument, Cadw Ref De 25.

Group value.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • I Pont Fawr
    Spans Afon Conwy opposite Victoria Hotel. Spans the boarder between Trefriw and Llanrwst Communities
  • II Tu-Hwnt-y'r-Bont
    Located at right-angles with the B 5106 immediately at the SW approach of the Pont Fawr spanning the River Conwy at Llanrwst.
  • II Wall to the North of Pont Fawr
    To N of E approach to Llanrwst Bridge on W side of A470.
  • II Wall to south of Pont Fawr
    To S of E approach to Llanrwst Bridge on W side of A470.
  • II Pen-y-Bont Inn
    On prominent corner site near Pont Fawr, to W of Victoria Hotel.
  • II Cornucopia Hotel
    Opposite car park to Eagles Hotel.
  • II Eagles Hotel
    Overlooking Afon Conwy to NE of Llanrwst bridge.
  • II The Sexton's House
    At entrance to churchyard opposite Jesus Hospital.

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