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Pont Spwdwr (Spudder's Bridge)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7297 / 51°43'46"N

Longitude: -4.2691 / 4°16'8"W

OS Eastings: 243392

OS Northings: 205875

OS Grid: SN433058

Mapcode National: GBR GQ.B3ZK

Mapcode Global: VH3M2.YSHD

Entry Name: Pont Spwdwr (Spudder's Bridge)

Listing Date: 3 March 1966

Last Amended: 23 July 2003

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11875

Building Class: Transport

Location: Approximately 2km NW of Trimsaran village centre, by-passed by and set back from the modern road.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Trimsaran

Community: Trimsaran

Locality: Spudder's Bridge

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Probably built in the second half of the C16. Money was left for the repair of the bridge in 1571 and 1587. The wing walls were added by Thomas Kymer in 1770.

Exterior

A single-carriageway rubble-stone bridge of 4 main spans, steeply ramped to the centre. The piers and abutments have V-shaped cutwaters rising to the parapet to form refuges. Each span has a pointed arch, of which the 2 central spans are wider and higher. The 2 southernmost arches span the river, the remaining 2 are built over floodplain. Further N are 2 additional low and narrow pointed arches built over the floodplain on the approach to the bridge. The plain parapet continues on the N side, where it forms a field boundary and terminates in a field gate.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II* as an especially fine and well-preserved sub-medieval road bridge.
Scheduled Ancient Monument Cm 006 (CAM).

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