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Penmaenpool Bridge (partly in Dolgellau Community)

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelltyd, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7492 / 52°44'56"N

Longitude: -3.9357 / 3°56'8"W

OS Eastings: 269441

OS Northings: 318595

OS Grid: SH694185

Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.ZY5P

Mapcode Global: WH56N.J528

Plus Code: 9C4RP3X7+MP

Entry Name: Penmaenpool Bridge (partly in Dolgellau Community)

Listing Date: 19 June 1990

Last Amended: 20 July 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16170

Building Class: Transport

ID on this website: 300016170

Location: Spanning the Mawddach estuary and linking the A 496 with the A493.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanelltyd (Llanelltud)

Community: Llanelltyd

Locality: Taicynhaeaf

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Second-half C19 timber toll bridge, probably dating to 1868 when the Penmaenpool bridge company was incorporated. The company originally rented the roadway for รบ10 per annum from the Hengwrt estate. Tickets were adopted on 1st March 1937 and the bridge is still in use today. The toll booth was added c.1900.


19 spanned sections on piers formed of 4 cross-braced timber piles and with a timber deck; the central span originally opened. Plain handrails; slightly ramped to centre. Gate to SW end with polygonal cast iron piers with ornamental caps. 2 wrought iron gates with tulip finials and lock rail; pedestrian gate inset to R.

Toll booth to E at SE end; lap-boarded timber-framed structure on timber piers. Shallow jetties to gable ends, carried on brackets. Moderately-pitched felted roof; finials with pendants,plain, bracketed eaves with bargeboards. Raking dormer facing bridge with felted roof and cheeks; deep verges and brackets. Canted, transomed 5-light small-paned window to corner by bridge; entrance alongside. 3-window rear elevation. 3-light, transomed to the L, 2-light transomed to centre and single light to R, all small-paned.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as one of very few surviving wooden toll bridges still in operation.

Also listed in Dolgellau Community resurvey, reference no:44/A/259 & 260

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