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Yr Hen Bont

A Grade II Listed Building in Blaenrheidol, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.4115 / 52°24'41"N

Longitude: -3.8415 / 3°50'29"W

OS Eastings: 274838

OS Northings: 280878

OS Grid: SN748808

Mapcode National: GBR 92.P4T4

Mapcode Global: VH4FH.CNH5

Entry Name: Yr Hen Bont

Listing Date: 21 January 1964

Last Amended: 25 November 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9825

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated some 100m upstream of A44 bridge over the Rheidol, opposite Ponterwyd chapel.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Blaenrheidol

Community: Blaenrheidol

Locality: Ponterwyd

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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Road bridge over the Afon Rheidol, probably later C18. A new bridge to the S was built when the new turnpike road to Llangurig was built in 1812, this demolished and rebuilt in C20. The old bridge has been attributed to the famous bridge builder William Edwards of Pontypool (1719-89) without evidence. Its narrow humped profile makes it one of the most distinctive bridges of the county.


Road bridge over Rheidol, rubble stone fine broad single arch, 15.5m span, of distinctly humped profile. Stone voussoirs to arch. Thin crown to arch. Rubble parapets with end-on stone copings, each side of narrow roadway of 2.4m width.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a particularly fine steep single-arched bridge of C18 date.

Scheduled Ancient Monument CD006.

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