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Pont Newynydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Trevethin, Torfaen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7106 / 51°42'38"N

Longitude: -3.0493 / 3°2'57"W

OS Eastings: 327595

OS Northings: 201844

OS Grid: SO275018

Mapcode National: GBR J3.3HP2

Mapcode Global: VH79S.389G

Entry Name: Pont Newynydd

Listing Date: 29 May 1997

Last Amended: 29 May 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18454

Building Class: Transport

Location: A bridge over Afon Lwyd joining Hospital Road and Mill Road

County: Torfaen

Town: Pontypool

Community: Trevethin (Trefddyn)

Community: Trevethin

Locality: Pontnewynydd

Built-Up Area: Pontypool

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

The only surviving pre-C20 road bridge in Pontypool, dating from probably sometime between 1790-1820. This is a very ancient crossing of Afon Lwyd, possibly used by the Romans whose road alignment survives on both sides of the river.

Exterior

An early C19 single arch bridge over the Afon Lwyd. Coursed squared limestone rubble. Elliptical arch with small voussoirs. Iron water pipe attached to the up-stream face. The deck and the parapets have been rebuilt (line of earlier parapets clearly visible) and the bridge paved in concrete paviours in recent years. The bridge is now by-passed and is a footbridge only.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as a surviving early C19 bridge.

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