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Pont Bodfel

A Grade II Listed Building in Llannor, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9012 / 52°54'4"N

Longitude: -4.4653 / 4°27'54"W

OS Eastings: 234284

OS Northings: 336600

OS Grid: SH342366

Mapcode National: GBR 58.P7SK

Mapcode Global: WH44H.CBXP

Entry Name: Pont Bodfel

Listing Date: 19 October 1971

Last Amended: 8 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4333

Building Class: Transport

Location: The bridge carries the major road N from Pwllheli to Nefyn over the Afon Rhyd-hir, some 900m N of Efailnewydd.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Pwllheli

Community: Llannor

Community: Llannor

Locality: Efailnewydd

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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The bridge on the site of an earlier bridge, was rebuilt in 1805.


The rubble stone built bridge is set out on a broad curve over the wet valley bottom of the Afon Rhyd-hir, and comprises 3 segmental arches of shaped rubble voussoirs inset below flush spandrels and parapet. The cutwaters on both sides are angled back to the base of the parapet, which continues as a parapet with stone copings to the causeway at both ends. The main bridge spans approximately 5.85m rising 2.5m above the river, affording a carriageway of 4.75m wide plus parapets of 40cm.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a raised causeway bridge, particularly notable as being carefully laid out on a continuous curve.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bodfel-bach
    The former farmhouse is located in the SE angle of the crossroads NW of Efailnewydd.
  • II* Bodfel
    Bodfel stands to the NW of Efailnewydd, approached by a minor road running due N, approximately 400m N of Pont Bodfel.
  • II Cefn Mine
    The house stands in its own grounds, and is approached by a driveway off the road running S from the crossroads, NE of Efailnewydd.
  • II Pont Rhyd-hir
    The bridge carries the road running W from Efailnewydd over the Afon Rhyd-hir valley.
  • II Milestone
    The milestone is at the W edge of the village of Efailnewydd, near the junction of a minor road running N to Bodfel.
  • II* Church of the Holy Cross
    The parish church stands at the centre of the village, within an oval churchyard.
  • II Gwnhinger
    Situated some 1.3 km N of the A497, down lane from Bodvel Hall, some 1.7 km ESE of Boduan Church.
  • II Goetre Farmhouse, with attached farm building
    The farm lies back from the main road running NW from Pwllheli, almost opposite Bodegroes Lodge.

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