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Old Leckwith Bridge (partly in the Michaelston community)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Canton, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4699 / 51°28'11"N

Longitude: -3.212 / 3°12'43"W

OS Eastings: 315911

OS Northings: 175248

OS Grid: ST159752

Mapcode National: GBR K8R.R0

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.89SZ

Entry Name: Old Leckwith Bridge (partly in the Michaelston community)

Listing Date: 12 February 1952

Last Amended: 8 November 2001

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13748

Building Class: Transport

Location: At the southern end of Canton crossing the River Ely into Leckwith which is without Cardiff in Michaelston Community.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Canton (Treganna)

Community: Canton

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Medieval in origin, possibly partly reconstructed in the C17, with the central arch probably rebuilt in the C18. The bridge was by-passed in 1934. Leland recorded Leckwith Bridge as being 'soundly built of stone' in 1536.

Exterior

Rubblestone bridge of three arches, the two outer ones pointed with double arch rings, the centre one semi-circular and probably rebuilt. Carriageway about 2.75m wide but with refuges above pointed cutwaters. The two elevations are the same. Low parapet walls topped by flat slabs.

Reasons for Listing

Included and highly graded as a fine and rare medieval bridge.
Scheduled Ancient Monument GM014(GLA).

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