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Hen Bont

A Grade II Listed Building in Capel Curig, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1056 / 53°6'20"N

Longitude: -3.9129 / 3°54'46"W

OS Eastings: 272040

OS Northings: 358203

OS Grid: SH720582

Mapcode National: GBR 5Z.89ZK

Mapcode Global: WH54X.V6XH

Entry Name: Hen Bont

Listing Date: 27 November 1996

Last Amended: 27 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17817

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the Afon Llugwy across a dramatic wooded, rocky gorge, at the N end of Capel Curig village; approximately 50m N of the A 5 / A 4086 cross roads.

County: Conwy

Community: Capel Curig

Community: Capel Curig

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Exterior

Late C18 or early C19 bridge carrying the old road (pre-Telford's A 5). Single span and of rubble, its arch to the L of an approximately 35m long and 8m high structure, partly springing from the rock; round-headed arch with roughly-dressed voussoirs below an arch-ring of narrow stones. Flat, wide carriage-way, partly-metalled and with rubble parapets. These have rocks set on end and imbedded in the cement capping.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an unusually tall C18 or early C19 vernacular bridge in dramatic setting.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Church of St Curig
    To W of A5 in churchyard above road. Opposite junction with A4086
  • II Pont-y-Capel
    Spanning the Afon Llugwy immediately N of Capel Curig church and carrying the A 4086.
  • II* Church of St Curig
    Situated immediately W of the A 4086 (Capel Curig to Caernarfon road), on the S bank of the Afon Llugwy; approximately 300m NE of Plas-y-Brenin (the National Recreation Centre).
  • II Agricultural Building at Royal Farm
    Faces N across the Afon Llugwy valley on the western edge of Capel Curig; situated just beyond the Pont-y-Capel road bridge, opposite Capel Curig church.
  • II Milestone
    Situated on the roadside approximately .5km N of the Capel Curig road junction; set within a low rubble wall and partly submerged below the road level.
  • II Plas-y-Brenin, National Recreation Centre (formerly the Royal Hotel).
    Located on the roadside at the eastern end of the Llynnau Mymbyr and approximately 750m SW of the Capel Curig road junction.
  • II Milestone
    Situated on the roadside approximately .6km NW of Pont Cyfyng.
  • II Milestone
    On the roadside in the Afon Llugwy valley some 3km NW of Capel Curig.; set against a low rubble wall

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