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Y Bont Fawr

A Grade II Listed Building in Dolgellau, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7445 / 52°44'40"N

Longitude: -3.8849 / 3°53'5"W

OS Eastings: 272854

OS Northings: 317986

OS Grid: SH728179

Mapcode National: GBR 91.00ED

Mapcode Global: WH56P.988V

Entry Name: Y Bont Fawr

Listing Date: 19 June 1990

Last Amended: 19 June 1990

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4927

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the River Wnion and linking the town with the A470.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Dolgellau

Community: Dolgellau

Built-Up Area: Dolgellau

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

A substantial road bridge dating in part from l638. Rebuilt above the spandrels in the early C19. It was largely remodelled in 1870, widened on the upstream side with two new arches at the N end and inclined to take the road over the Cambrian Railway line from Penmaenpool. A modern concrete span now crosses the A470 and a modern footbridge obscures the upstream side.

Exterior

Twin carriageway stone bridge inclined from N to S. 7 arches, southern five C17 up to spandrels, stone voussoirs, buttresses. Later Cl9 work to northern two arches and upstream side, recessed arch rings, stone voussoirs, rock faced masonry. Prowed cutwaters, 2 modern on upstream side. Late Cl9 parapet, string course, capstones re-used from earlier work. Plain pilasters rise from buttresses on downstream side.

Reasons for Listing

Group value with buildings at N end of Bridge Street.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Visitor Centre at Beechwood House
    Prominently situated opposite the Shire Hall at the end of the Bont Fawr.
  • II* County Hall
    On the street line next to Y Bont Fawr.
  • II Beechwood House
    Prominently situated opposite the Shire Hall at the end of the Bont Fawr.
  • II Stag Inn
    On the street line near the junction with Smithfield Street.
  • II Bridgend
    Situated at the junction of Bridge Street with Smithfield Street facing Y Bont Fawr.
  • II Bridgend
    Situated at the junction of Bridge Street with Smithfield Street facing Y Bont Fawr.
  • II Aber Cafe
    On the street line adjoining the old Shire Hall.
  • II Bridgend
    Situated at the junction of Bridge Street with Smithfield Street facing Y Bont Fawr.

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