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Aberbechan Bridge (partly in Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn community)

A Grade II Listed Building in Newtown, Powys

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Latitude: 52.536 / 52°32'9"N

Longitude: -3.2753 / 3°16'31"W

OS Eastings: 313595

OS Northings: 293889

OS Grid: SO135938

Mapcode National: GBR 9V.F69J

Mapcode Global: VH684.5JV8

Plus Code: 9C4RGPPF+9V

Entry Name: Aberbechan Bridge (partly in Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn community)

Listing Date: 18 July 1949

Last Amended: 14 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18514

Building Class: Transport

Location: Bridge spanning the Bechan Brook just south of the junction of the B4568 and the B4389. Located on the boundary between the communities of Llandyssil and Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn.

County: Powys

Community: Llandyssil (Llandysul)

Community: Llandyssil

Locality: Aberbechan

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Constructed between 1855 and 1859 following the destruction of the former bridge. Probably designed by or constructed under the direction of Thomas Penson.


Tall semi-circular single arch with dressed stone voussoirs and high keystones set forward. Snecked masonry facing with impost band. Curved returns with pilasters to ends. Deck with chamfered string course, supporting a parapet of dressed stone with roughed facing and margin drafting.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an impressive, tall, stone-built bridge of the mid C19.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Aberbechan Bridge
    Spanning the Bechan Brook on the community boundary below the junction of the B4568 with the B4389.
  • II Aberbechan Aqueduct
    Carries the Montgomeryshire Canal over the Bechan Brook on the boundary of Llandyssil and Newtown Communities.
  • II Tynybitfel
    Opposite the junction with Lower Gwestydd Lane and set back from the road on rising ground.
  • II Cilgwrgan Bridge
    Bridge spanning the River Severn on the B4389 which links the A483 with Tregynon. Located on the boundary with Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn.
  • II Little Aberbechan
    Located in a raised position on or adjacent to the Aberbechan dike. Possible platform site with a steep fall to the SW.
  • II Lower Gwestydd Farmhouse
    Sited on rising ground to the end of Lower Gwestydd Lane.
  • II Cilgwrgan
    Located in a low-lying position in the Severn valley fronting the A483.
  • II Penarth Feeder Weir
    Adjacent to the sewage works at Dolfor Lock, at the end of the minor road from Llanllwchaiarn. Reached by a footpath from Freestone Lock on the west bank of the River Severn.

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