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Pont Llan

A Grade II Listed Building in Bro Machno, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0384 / 53°2'18"N

Longitude: -3.8048 / 3°48'17"W

OS Eastings: 279088

OS Northings: 350535

OS Grid: SH790505

Mapcode National: GBR 64.DL7V

Mapcode Global: WH669.JWFL

Entry Name: Pont Llan

Listing Date: 17 March 1953

Last Amended: 17 July 1992

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 5901

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spans Afon Machno in Penmachno village centre.

County: Conwy

Community: Bro Machno

Community: Bro Machno

Locality: Penmachno

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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C18 stone bridge, replaced old Penmachno bridge swept away by great storm of 20 June 1779


Approx 60 metres long; carriageway approx 4m wide. Five arches; 2 main arches (cutwater between on upstream side) span river; 3 lower flood arches to W. Arches elliptical with thin voussoirs below shallow hoods. Slate parapet approx 1m high with vertically-set cappings. Inscription on stone on S parapet:

'Pont isel drafel ar dro - pont lydan
I wladwyr drafaelio
Pont a fydd mewn pant tra fo
Pont ar ochor Pentrefachno
I. Hughes a Harry Parry
O Garnarvon 1785.'

Inscription on rear of same stone with initials 'JWMO IWE' (?), and date
'AD 1903'. Stone also bears faint inscribed heads of two men with pipes said locally to be builders of bridge.

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