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New Bridge Mechain

A Grade II Listed Building in Meifod, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6941 / 52°41'38"N

Longitude: -3.2712 / 3°16'16"W

OS Eastings: 314182

OS Northings: 311470

OS Grid: SJ141114

Mapcode National: GBR 9V.379M

Mapcode Global: WH79F.QKG0

Plus Code: 9C4RMPVH+JG

Entry Name: New Bridge Mechain

Listing Date: 26 May 1995

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15986

Building Class: Transport

Location: Located at the SW end of the Community area, carrying the main road from Meifod to Llangyniew and Castle Cereinion over the River Vyrnwy.

County: Powys

Community: Meifod

Community: Meifod

Locality: Newbridge

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Probably early C19 although £20 spent on repairs to a bridge here and New Bridge Einion recorded 1710.


Margin dressed 'scabled' rubble stone. Two catenary arches on one water pier, and battered end abutments. Slightly inset arch of large local mixed stone voussoirs under a projecting extrados. Obtuse triangular cutwater, stepped out later to carry a late C19 widening in plated iron. Lattice iron parapet.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of the C19 bridges over this stretch of the River Vyrnwy.

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