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Abercamlais Bridge/ Pont Abercamlais and door in attached wall to NE

A Grade II* Listed Building in Trallong, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9504 / 51°57'1"N

Longitude: -3.507 / 3°30'25"W

OS Eastings: 296524

OS Northings: 229064

OS Grid: SN965290

Mapcode National: GBR YJ.M8QH

Mapcode Global: VH5FG.57BN

Entry Name: Abercamlais Bridge/ Pont Abercamlais and door in attached wall to NE

Listing Date: 17 January 1963

Last Amended: 27 May 2005

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 6786

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated to N of the yard at Abercamlais, across the Usk.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Trallong

Community: Trallong

Locality: Abercamlais

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Road bridge over the Usk, now private, of uncertain date, said to be c. 1600, widened on W side c. 1680.


Large rubble stone bridge of four broad segmental arches with cut stone voussoirs on elongated hexagonal piers, the cutwaters carried up as three pedestrian refuges on the E side. The four arches are two of 8.5m (28 ft), one of 8m (26 ft) and one of 4.5m (15 ft). The widened W side has arches with stone voussoirs dying into the cutwaters, which are chamfered off below parapet level, except the N one carried up as pedestrian refuge. The E parapet is of squared stone with flat copings, and joins to N a stretch of stone wall with basket-arched doorway in pedimented surround of cut tooled stone, with stone voussoirs. The W parapet has rougher coping stones. At the S end a big single stone pier with wrought iron gate.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* for its exceptional interest as a fine large river bridge probably of C17 date, closely associated with an important historic estate.

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