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Bridge at Cascade Wood

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanferres, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.1434 / 53°8'36"N

Longitude: -3.2082 / 3°12'29"W

OS Eastings: 319279

OS Northings: 361371

OS Grid: SJ192613

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.5TDS

Mapcode Global: WH77B.P8G2

Plus Code: 9C5R4QVR+8P

Entry Name: Bridge at Cascade Wood

Listing Date: 16 October 1995

Last Amended: 16 October 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16448

Building Class: Transport

Location: Set in the heart of Cascade Wood south east of Tafarn-y-Gelyn and west of Maeshafn. Spanning the River Alyn and reached from a woodland footpath off a lane to the east of the river.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llanferres

Community: Llanferres

Locality: Tafarn-y-Gelyn

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Built for the Maeshafn Lead Mine probably to carry a works railway or a tramroad. The mine was first opened in 1755, closed in 1799 and then reopened in 1823, after which time the bridge was built. The mine’s most successful period was between 1840 and 1865. The site ran east from the bridge towards Maeshafn.


Early to mid C19 stone bridge of causeway type with two broadly spaced arches spanning the two diverged channels of the River Alyn at this point. Rubble construction with dressed stone voussoirs and keystones to semicircular arches. Single-carriageway deck, now used as a footbridge; no parapets.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a surviving earlier C19 structure associated with the lead industry in this region.

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