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Pont Gwanas (partly in Dolgellau Community)

A Grade II Listed Building in Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth), Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7347 / 52°44'4"N

Longitude: -3.8256 / 3°49'32"W

OS Eastings: 276834

OS Northings: 316788

OS Grid: SH768167

Mapcode National: GBR 93.0W6H

Mapcode Global: WH67V.6JKD

Entry Name: Pont Gwanas (partly in Dolgellau Community)

Listing Date: 19 June 1990

Last Amended: 26 May 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16007

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the Afon Clywedog immediately N of the new road bridge on the course of the former road.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth

Locality: Gwanas

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Exterior

Twin-arched road bridge of rubble. C18 or earlier; repairs were recorded in 1830. Segmental arches separated by triangular full-height cutwater on upstream side. Slight camber to parapet following the rise of the road. The rubble parapets plays out to the N on the upstream side where it has recently been extensively repaired. On the S side, the bridge parapet continues for some 4m towards the new road where it adjoins a modern rubble dwarf wall to curve around flanking the new road to the W. On the downstream side, the S bridge parapet terminates at the junction with a section of C19 wall which steps up. Adjoining wall and gatepiers form entrance to Caerynwch.

Reasons for Listing

An early twin-arched road bridge retaining its character.

(Also listed in Dolgellau community resurvey, reference no:44/A/220(2)).

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont Gwanas
    On the loop of old road cut off by the new bridge to the North of the Cross Foxes Inn.
  • II The Cross Foxes Inn
    Prominently situated in open country at the Junction of the A487 to Machynlleth with the A470.
  • II Gwanas Farmhouse including attached Byre Range
    Located off the A 470 about 4 km S of Brithdir; accessed via a farm track leading W from the Caerynwch lane.
  • II Barn at Gwanas Fawr
    Immediately to the E of Gwanas Fawr, facing the house.
  • II Gwana Fawr
    Located on a rise some 4.2km S of Brithdir to the S of the A470; accessed via an unmetalled track.
  • II Tyddyn Llwyn Farmhouse
    Located 3.5 Km S of Brithdir, to the E of a lane running S from the B4416 to the A 470; accessed via a gated farm track.
  • II Caerynwch
    Located in its own park 2km SE of Brithdir in a hollow facing the Afon Clywedog; at the end of a long drive running S from the Pont ar Ddibin.
  • II* Plas Hen
    Located some 2km SW of Brithdir immediately to the E of a narrow lane linking the B 4416 with the A 470; raised above the lane and built into the bank of a hill. Also called 'Old Caerynwch'.

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