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Bont Newydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Aber, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2284 / 53°13'42"N

Longitude: -4.0045 / 4°0'16"W

OS Eastings: 266291

OS Northings: 372024

OS Grid: SH662720

Mapcode National: GBR 5V.0RQ4

Mapcode Global: WH549.G3BW

Entry Name: Bont Newydd

Listing Date: 3 March 1966

Last Amended: 7 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3655

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spans the Afon Aber on sharp bend of minor no-through road from Abergwyngregyn towards Foel Dduarth.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Aber

Community: Aber

Locality: Bont Newydd

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Built in the 1820s as part of the burgeoning tourist trade in the area as a result of growing interest in the Picturesque quality of the surrounding mountain landscape and of the nearby Aber Falls in particular.

Exterior

Irregularly coursed rubblestone with stone-on-edge coping to bridge and abutments. Wide single-span segmental arch with voussoirs and arch-ring.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a substantial early C19 bridge of a characteristic local type in especially picturesque rural location.

Scheduled Ancient Monument (61).

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Ty'n Ffridd
    Located at the southern edge of the village, on the W side of the road leading toward the falls, in a rough stone-walled enclosure.
  • II Bro Dawel
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; low rubblestone wall to front gardens with roughly squared stones as coping and dressed square piers
  • II Bryn Hyfryd
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; low rubblestone wall to front gardens with roughly squared stones as coping and dressed square piers
  • II Fron
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; low rubblestone wall to front gardens, partly removed to Fron for vehicular access.
  • II Tyn-y-buarth
    Situated on south side of the road running through the village towards Bont Newydd and Aber Falls; low rubblestone wall to front gardens, partly removed to Fron for vehicular access.
  • II* Pen-y-bryn
    Situated on rising ground above the A 55 on the north-east side of the Afon Aber to the east of the village.
  • II Pen-y-bryn Cottage
    Located immediately to the north-east of Pen-y-bryn to which it is attached by a short section of rubblestone wall.
  • II Nant Rhaeadr
    Situated in remote elevated position on east side of Llwybr y Nant, the rough track leading from Bont Newydd to Aber Falls; dense woodland immediately to east.

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