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Pont Twr

A Grade II Listed Building in Bethesda, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1731 / 53°10'23"N

Longitude: -4.0573 / 4°3'26"W

OS Eastings: 262585

OS Northings: 365974

OS Grid: SH625659

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.44X0

Mapcode Global: WH54G.NH4S

Entry Name: Pont Twr

Listing Date: 25 April 1997

Last Amended: 25 April 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18396

Building Class: Transport

Location: Road bridge carrying B4409 over River Ogwen, by entrance to Penrhyn Quarry. Partly in Llandegai Community.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Bethesda

Community: Bethesda

Locality: Braichmelyn

Built-Up Area: Bethesda

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Road bridge of uncertain date, probably C18, widened 1805, carrying the old road to Llandegai and Bangor across the Ogwen. The bridge is said to have been ruinous in the 1790s and enlarged 1805 though present S side looks of c1830.

Exterior

Rubble stone three-arched bridge doubled in width in early C19. Original N side has low rough stone voussoir arches and rubble parapet. NW end has been splayed perhaps in early C19 giving overhang to right half of centre arch and refacing to right arch. Added earlier C19 S side has 3 shallow elliptical arches with cut slate voussoirs and raised arch rings. String course above. Low cutwaters and raised piers between arches, string course broken forward over piers. Rubble parapet with edge-on stone coping.

Reasons for Listing

The oldest of the Ogwen bridges.

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