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Pont Fawr

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llandderfel, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9171 / 52°55'1"N

Longitude: -3.5155 / 3°30'55"W

OS Eastings: 298195

OS Northings: 336596

OS Grid: SH981365

Mapcode National: GBR 6H.NBHR

Mapcode Global: WH670.ZY31

Entry Name: Pont Fawr

Listing Date: 20 October 1966

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4658

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the River Dee approximately 0.5km S of Llandderfel village, and carrying the Bala - Corwen road.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llandderfel

Community: Llandderfel

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Imposing road bridge of two periods; the primary, downstream bridge is probably of second-half C17 date; this was doubled in width on the upstream side probably in the mid or third-quarter C18.


Fine road bridge of 4 arches, the central two taller and wider than those flanking; of rubble construction, the arches of wide segmental type and having rough-dressed voussoirs recessed below arch rings of narrow stones. Both up- and down-stream sides have triangular cutwaters. Rubble parapets with slate-slab copings, continuing as revetment parapets flanking the road as it curves to the E at the southern end of the bridge. At the northern end the upstream parapet curves to the W forming a squinch effect, the result of modern widening at this point.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an exceptionally-fine C17-C18 four-arch masonry bridge.

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