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Pont Bedwas (partly in Van community)

A Grade II Listed Building in Van (Y Fan), Caerphilly

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Latitude: 51.5889 / 51°35'20"N

Longitude: -3.1993 / 3°11'57"W

OS Eastings: 317010

OS Northings: 188467

OS Grid: ST170884

Mapcode National: GBR HX.C1Z8

Mapcode Global: VH6DT.HBJ8

Plus Code: 9C3RHRQ2+H7

Entry Name: Pont Bedwas (partly in Van community)

Listing Date: 23 November 1961

Last Amended: 8 February 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13543

Building Class: Transport

Location: Bridge over the River Rhymney on the S boundary of the community. The roadway links Bedwas with Caerphilly and Rudry.

County: Caerphilly

Town: Caerphilly

Community: Van (Y Fan)

Community: Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen

Locality: Bedwas

Built-Up Area: Caerphilly

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Early to mid C19; a bridge is shown in this location on the Bedwas Tithe Map of 1846. Attributed to David Edwards, son of William Edwards (1719 - 89), who built the bridge at Ponytpridd. Three of William's sons built bridges, those at Llandeilo, Edwinsford and Bedwas being the most well known.


Two-span bridge with slightly ramped deck. Constructed of roughly coursed dark grey stone. Wide segmental arches with voussoirs. Central triangular cutwater on each side rising to top of parapets, the lower parts refaced. The parapets are continuous and have splayed ends. Flat coping stones, some replaced. Internal side of W parapet includes a marker stone with an inscription, much eroded. It reads DISTRICT/ --- /18-5, the latter probably the date of construction.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an unaltered example of this building type with additional historic interest.

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