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Pont y Gaseg

A Grade II Listed Building in Bethesda, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1751 / 53°10'30"N

Longitude: -4.057 / 4°3'25"W

OS Eastings: 262616

OS Northings: 366197

OS Grid: SH626661

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.3YTP

Mapcode Global: WH54G.NG97

Entry Name: Pont y Gaseg

Listing Date: 25 April 1997

Last Amended: 25 April 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18380

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated some 500m S of centre of Bethesda, S of R.C. church.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Bethesda

Community: Bethesda

Built-Up Area: Bethesda

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Early C19 road bridge carrying Thomas Telford's Holyhead road over the River Caseg. Marked on 1889 O.S. as 'Pont y Gaseg or Pont Aberogwen'.

Exterior

Rubble stone single arched road bridge. Broad elliptical arch with squared stone voussoirs, string course above, and two raking buttresses each side. String course broken forward over outer buttresses. Rubble stone W parapet with slate edge-on coping. Bridge has been widened on E side with flat concrete span, but not altering bridge structure except for loss of E parapet.

Reasons for Listing

Handsome single span road bridge, possibly designed by Thomas Telford as part of the Holyhead road.

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  • II Cae'rberllan
    Situated some 600m S of centre of Bethesda, at right angles to A5 backing on to lower slopes of hillside.
  • II Cae'rberllan
    Situated some 600m S of centre of Bethesda, at right angles to A5 backing on to lower slopes of hillside.
  • II Cae'rberllan
    Situated some 600m S of centre of Bethesda, at right angles to A5 backing on to lower slopes of hillside.
  • II Cae'rberllan
    Situated some 600m S of centre of Bethesda, at right angles to A5 backing on to lower slopes of hillside.
  • II Cae'rberllan
    Situated some 600m S of centre of Bethesda, at right angles to A5 backing on to lower slopes of hillside.
  • II Cae'rberllan
    Situated some 600m S of centre of Bethesda, at right angles to A5 backing on to lower slopes of hillside.
  • II Cae'rberllan
    Situated some 600m S of centre of Bethesda, at right angles to A5 backing on to lower slopes of hillside.

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