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Wig Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Caersws, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5227 / 52°31'21"N

Longitude: -3.4516 / 3°27'5"W

OS Eastings: 301611

OS Northings: 292639

OS Grid: SO016926

Mapcode National: GBR 9L.G4W7

Mapcode Global: VH681.4V5G

Entry Name: Wig Bridge

Listing Date: 5 November 1996

Last Amended: 5 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17551

Building Class: Transport

Location: Located on Wig Lane, which connects the main A.470 Caersws to Machynlleth road to the B4569 from Caersws to Trefeglwys, approximately 1.75Km N of Caersws centre.

County: Powys

Community: Caersws (Caers┼Ás)

Community: Caersws

Locality: Carnedd

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Built 1847, to design by Thomas Penson the County Surveyor for Montgomeryshire, to replace two smaller bridges over the River Garno.

Exterior

Built of local squared and coursed rubble. A single segmental arch having one ring of chamfered projecting voussoirs with central keystone rising to the square string following the camber of the road. Three-course parapet with flush copings each side, having scattered through stones projecting with rock-faced ends. The ends of the bridge are splayed, and the parapets end in terminal piers.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of a small masonry bridge of the mid C19, still in its original condition.

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