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Llangynidr Bridge (partly in Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine community)

A Grade I Listed Building in Llangynidr, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8745 / 51°52'28"N

Longitude: -3.233 / 3°13'58"W

OS Eastings: 315210

OS Northings: 220261

OS Grid: SO152202

Mapcode National: GBR YW.S4PB

Mapcode Global: VH6CF.X45W

Entry Name: Llangynidr Bridge (partly in Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine community)

Listing Date: 4 January 1952

Last Amended: 28 August 1998

Grade: I

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 6694

Building Class: Transport

Location: Impressively-sited spanning the River Usk on the B4560 in Lower Llangynidr.

County: Powys

Community: Llangynidr

Community: Llangynidr

Locality: Coed yr Ynys

Built-Up Area: Llangynidr

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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History

Erected c1700 and replacing an earlier bridge 500m upstream. A bridge of similar style and date is nearby at Crickhowell .

Exterior

High single-carriageway road bridge of rubble stone with 6 segmental arches, curved into the current and ramped towards the centre. V-shaped cutwaters rise to full height of the parapet and define refuges. The parapet has plain copings and on S side is curved outwards at the ends above corbelled stone.

Reasons for Listing

Listed Grade I as an especially fine example of an early road bridge, together with Crickhowell amongst the best in Wales.

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