History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Pont Bedwas (partly in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen community)

A Grade II Listed Building in Van, Caerphilly

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5891 / 51°35'20"N

Longitude: -3.1994 / 3°11'57"W

OS Eastings: 317002

OS Northings: 188488

OS Grid: ST170884

Mapcode National: GBR HX.C1Y3

Mapcode Global: VH6DT.HBG4

Entry Name: Pont Bedwas (partly in Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen community)

Listing Date: 23 November 1961

Last Amended: 9 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13640

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

Community: Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen (Bedwas, Tretomos a Machen)

Community: Van

Locality: Bedwas

Built-Up Area: Caerphilly

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Find accommodation in
Caerphilly

History

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 Pontypridd. Three of William's sons built bridges, those at Llandeilo, Edwinsford and Bedwas being the most well known.

Exterior

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.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.