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Pont yr Afanc

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws-y-Coed, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0757 / 53°4'32"N

Longitude: -3.7954 / 3°47'43"W

OS Eastings: 279820

OS Northings: 354667

OS Grid: SH798546

Mapcode National: GBR 64.B8JS

Mapcode Global: WH663.NYWH

Plus Code: 9C5R36G3+7R

Entry Name: Pont yr Afanc

Listing Date: 30 May 1996

Last Amended: 30 May 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17832

Building Class: Transport

Location: Carrying the A 470 from Bettws-y-Coed to Dolwyddelen across the Afon Conwy near the Fairy Glen Falls; located at the south-eastern boundary of the community area. Partly in Bro Garmon Community.

County: Conwy

Community: Bro Garmon

Community: Betws-y-Coed

Locality: Pont yr Lledr

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History: Built c.1800 and mentioned as new by Richard Fenton in 1810, at which time it was known as Pont Llyn Afanc.

Description: Large single-span road bridge with segmental arch of roughly 30m; constructed of snecked, rusticated blocks with fine voussoirs and soffit, the former with projecting keystones. Plain string-course beneath slab-coped rubble parapet. Splayed approaches with battered abutments ending in simple buttresses.

A large and imposing early C19 road bridge.

References: RCAHMW Caernarvonshire, Vol.1., East, 1956, 20 (88).

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