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Cilgwrgan Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Newtown, Powys

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Latitude: 52.5314 / 52°31'53"N

Longitude: -3.2638 / 3°15'49"W

OS Eastings: 314368

OS Northings: 293367

OS Grid: SO143933

Mapcode National: GBR 9V.FP3H

Mapcode Global: VH684.CMYS

Plus Code: 9C4RGPJP+HF

Entry Name: Cilgwrgan Bridge

Listing Date: 14 July 1997

Last Amended: 14 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18515

Building Class: Transport

Location: Bridge spanning the River Severn on the B4389 which links the A483 with Tregynon. Located on the boundary with Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn.

County: Powys

Community: Llandyssil (Llandysul)

Community: Llandyssil

Locality: Cilgwrgan

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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Built in 1861/2 following the 1860 Turnpike Act to create the Cilgwrgan, Bettws and Tregynon turnpike.


Three span bridge with wide segmental arches. Coursed, grey, rock-faced masonry with pilasters to the ends. Red brick arches composed of 6 courses of headers with tall, narrow keystones. Protruding, pointed cut-waters with red sandstone copings which have narrow plinths. String courses to parapets which are of red dressed sandstone, tooled with margin drafting, and with curved ends.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a wide, impressive bridge using brick in its construction and associated with the turnpiking of the road.

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    Carries the Montgomeryshire Canal over the Bechan Brook on the boundary of Llandyssil and Newtown Communities.
  • 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.
  • II Aberbechan Bridge
    Spanning the Bechan Brook on the community boundary below the junction of the B4568 with the B4389.
  • II Aberbechan Bridge (partly in Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn community)
    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.
  • II* Penarth House
    Set back from the road in its own grounds 3/4 mile South West of the junction of Pool Road with the B4389.
  • II Bridge 150 over the Montgomeryshire Canal
    Located approximately 200m SW of Bridge 149 and its adjoining lock. The bridge carries a farm track linking two fields.
  • II Church House
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