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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
Entry Name: Pont yr Afanc
Listing Date: 30 May 1996
Last Amended: 30 May 1996
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.
Community: Bro Garmon
Locality: Pont yr Lledr
Traditional County: Denbighshire
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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