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Kingsmills Bridge over River Gwenfro

A Grade II Listed Building in Abenbury, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0356 / 53°2'8"N

Longitude: -2.9749 / 2°58'29"W

OS Eastings: 334726

OS Northings: 349149

OS Grid: SJ347491

Mapcode National: GBR 76.DXHJ

Mapcode Global: WH88Z.8YNP

Entry Name: Kingsmills Bridge over River Gwenfro

Listing Date: 16 June 1980

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16475

Building Class: Transport

Location: Partly in the Communities of Offa and Marchwiel.

County: Wrexham

Community: Abenbury

Community: Caia Park

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

The two bridges are sited at the confluence of the Rivers Clywedog and Gwenfro, and carry the Kingsmill and Abenbury Roads.

Pair of bridges. Robert Jones of Nantglyn, a mason, contracted for the construction of Kingsmill Bridge in 1782, and the bridge over the Gwenfro is dated 1829.

Exterior

Kingsmill Bridge is the principal bridge: Coursed and squared yellow sandstone, with moulded cornice over single arch, which has channelled voussoirs and heavy keystone. Stepped abutments each side terminating in square-section outer piers. Shallow coppings to parapet. A curved wall links this bridge to the subordinate bridge over the River Gwenfro at right angles to it and immediatly to the E: rougher corsed and squared stone to linking wall, well coursed and squared stone to its parapet and the masonry of the second bridge. This bridge is also a single span, and is built on a shallow concave curve, with plain string course over archway inscribed with date, and with heavy stone blocks to parapet which has shallow copings.

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