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Pont Llanelltyd

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llanelltyd, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7563 / 52°45'22"N

Longitude: -3.901 / 3°54'3"W

OS Eastings: 271803

OS Northings: 319321

OS Grid: SH718193

Mapcode National: GBR 60.ZDVH

Mapcode Global: WH56H.1ZNC

Entry Name: Pont Llanelltyd

Listing Date: 17 June 1966

Last Amended: 20 July 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4741

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the Afon Mawddach 1km SE of Llanelltyd; originally serving the old Dolgellau-Barmouth road and now a foot bridge.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanelltyd (Llanelltud)

Community: Llanelltyd

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

A 'Pont Lhan Elhtyd' is mentioned by Edward Lhuyd the antiquary (1660-1709), and presumably refers to a previous structure. The present bridge is probably second quarter C18 andis a notable and elegant example of its age.

Exterior

5-span road bridge of dressed local stone with stone-coped rubble parapets. Wide, depressed arches with voussoirs and simply-moulded arch-rings. There are 4 triangular cutwaters to each side with stepped, pyramidal heads terminatingin flat buttresses at parapet level. Similar buttresses at either end, to both sides. The bridge cambers slightly towards the centre and has small, contemporary stone bollards along both sides to protect the inner parapet.

Reasons for Listing

Listed Grade II* as a very fine and unaltered C18 5-span bridge in a prominent location.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Tynllan
    Located immediately to the S of St. Illtyd's parish church andabutting its churchyard revetment wall; accessed via tracks to therear of the church, leading from the A 470.
  • II Bryn
    Located immediately to the S of St. Illtyd's parish church andabutting its churchyard revetment wall; accessed via tracks to therear of the church, leading from the A 470.
  • II* Parish Church of St Illtyd including churchyard walls and gatepiers
    Set back slightly from the main road on a slight rise; set within its own circular, walled churchyard.
  • II Tan Llan
    Situated at the eastern extremity of Llanelltyd village some 50mSE of the main road; sited against the gentle slope of the hill and accessed via a metalled drive leading E from the church lane.
  • II The Toll House
    Situated prominently at the junction between the A 470 and the old road to Dolgellau via Llanelltyd bridge.
  • II Coach House and Stable Block at Tan Llan
    Located immediately NE of Tan Llan.
  • II Awelon
    Set back slightly at the junction of the A 496 and the A 470 onthe N side of the old Barmouth road; raised up on a rubble-walled terrace reached by slate steps.
  • II The Old Post Office
    Located on the main Llanelltyd village lane (the former Barmouth road) immediately to the N of the new A496 replacement road.

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