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Llanellen Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanellen, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.7933 / 51°47'35"N

Longitude: -3.0082 / 3°0'29"W

OS Eastings: 330561

OS Northings: 210997

OS Grid: SO305109

Mapcode National: GBR F6.Y6F8

Mapcode Global: VH79D.T612

Plus Code: 9C3RQXVR+8P

Entry Name: Llanellen Bridge

Listing Date: 15 March 1996

Last Amended: 15 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17639

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the River Usk on a bend in the main road, to the east of the village; on the Community Council area boundary.

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Llanfoist Fawr (Llan-ffwyst Fawr)

Community: Llanfoist Fawr

Locality: Llanellen

Built-Up Area: Llanellen

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Built in 1821 by John Upton of Gloucester, who is better known for building fortifications at Sebastopol, Crimea after he settled in Russia; he was then taken prisoner by the allies.


3-arch ramped stone bridge. The semicircular arches have keystones and low pointed cutwaters with pilaster strips over; downstream side has long modern concrete cutwaters and attached pipelines. Parapets have flat ashlar coping swept out into cylindrical piers at ends. Inscribed stone to centre on downstream side parapet reads:
'Designed and Builded by John Upton of Gloucester, Engineer 1821 for the County of Monmouth.'

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as an elegantly designed three-arched bridge dated 1821.

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  • II Llanellen Bridge (partly in Llanfoist Fawr community)
    Spanning the River Usk on a bend in the main road, to the east of Llanellen village; crossing the Community Council boundary and half in Llafoist Fawr Community.
  • II Parish Church of St Helen
    Situated uphill from the village in a sloping churchyard with bier house to north-east corner.
  • II Orchard Farmhouse
    To south-east of Llanellen village on the north-east side of the by-road towards Glan Usk and Llanover.
  • II Oak Cottage
    To south of Llanellen village beside the main road and on the corner with Oak Lane.
  • II Heol Gerrig Bridge ( Canal Bridge no 92 )
    Spanning the canal uphill from Llanellen village; carrying the hill lane from the north-west side of the village up towards Coed-y-Prior Common and Ffrwd Wood.
  • II Morgans Bridge ( Canal Bridge no 90 )
    Spanning the canal uphill and to south-west of Llanellen village, approximately 0.5km south of bridge No 92.
  • II Glan Usk Farmhouse
    Reached down a long farm lane and situated high above the River Usk to the south-east of Llanellen village. Set end on to the slope in sub-medieval manner.
  • II Richards Farm Bridge ( Canal Bridge no 93 )
    The bridge spans the canal 0.25km south of bridge No 94 and reached by a lane from B 4269. Tow-path to the east side.

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