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Pont Llanerfyl

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanerfyl, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6768 / 52°40'36"N

Longitude: -3.4337 / 3°26'1"W

OS Eastings: 303160

OS Northings: 309756

OS Grid: SJ031097

Mapcode National: GBR 9M.4H7Y

Mapcode Global: WH79C.7Z48

Entry Name: Pont Llanerfyl

Listing Date: 20 March 1996

Last Amended: 20 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17938

Building Class: Transport

County: Powys

Community: Llanerfyl

Community: Llanerfyl

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Exterior

Location: Carrying the A458 over the River Banwy 0.25km W of the village centre.

History: Early-mid C19, but possibly on the site of an earlier structure. Jervoise noted that the bridges across the Banwy in the area of Llangadfan were not generally more than 100 years old. He also reports that Richard Llwydd had described it as ‘newly erected’ but it is not clear when.

Description: 2 span bridge with round arches, curving abutments and semi-circular cutwaters. Constructed from roughly dressed and coursed local stone in small blocks. The stones which form the cutwaters are generally larger than elsewhere. The cutwaters have stepped stone cappings, 4 courses high. The central pier and cutwaters have been underpinned with concrete or modern stone, creating plinths with pointed ends. Narrow carriageway over with stone parapet walls having monolithic stone copings. The voussoirs of the arches are flush with the face of the bridge but the carriageway level is defined by an external string jambs of the abutments. The abutments curve, (without forming quadrants) and terminate in small square buttresses. There is a larger buttress, probably constructed later, in the NE corner. The abutments are constructed on small stone plinths.
Stone steps lead from the base of the NW abutment up to road level.

Listed as an impressive and unaltered C19 bridge with townscape value.

Reference: E Jervoise, The Ancient Bridges of Wales and Western England, (1936), p130.

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