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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
Entry Name: Llanellen Bridge
Listing Date: 15 March 1996
Last Amended: 15 March 1996
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.
Community: Llanfoist Fawr (Llan-ffwyst Fawr)
Community: Llanfoist Fawr
Built-Up Area: Llanellen
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
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.'
Listed for its special interest as an elegantly designed three-arched bridge dated 1821.
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