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Bridge at Cwm-mule

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandyssil, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5334 / 52°32'0"N

Longitude: -3.229 / 3°13'44"W

OS Eastings: 316732

OS Northings: 293549

OS Grid: SO167935

Mapcode National: GBR 9W.FKPD

Mapcode Global: VH684.ZLB7

Entry Name: Bridge at Cwm-mule

Listing Date: 14 July 1997

Last Amended: 14 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18519

Building Class: Transport

Location: The bridge spans the River Mule and the Kerry branch of the Newtown and Machynlleth Railway. It carries a narrow lane east from the B4368 which runs parallel with the railway and river through the na

County: Powys

Community: Llandyssil (Llandysul)

Community: Llandyssil

Locality: Cwm-mule

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

The 5.8km Kerry branch railway ran from Abermule to Kerry and opened in 1863. The passenger service ceased in 1931 but freight was carried until 1956. The line was dismantled in 1959. It is likely that the bridge is contemporary with the railway, thus dating from 1863, although the section over the river may be earlier.

Exterior

Three span bridge of snecked red sandstone. There are two segmental arches over the River Mule with voussoirs. Between them is a triangular cutwater with stone coping. Slight pilaster to W side. The span over the railway is on a slightly different alignment, towards the N. It has a high round arch, voussoirs and a keystone. There are large rounded, but irregular buttresses between the 2 sections of the bridge. There is a string course to the grey stone parapet which has a weathered coping. The bridge is very long, and the parapet steps up at intervals towards the E.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well preserved and impressive bridge constructed as part of the Kerry branch railway.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cwm-mule Mill
    Located within a bend of the River Mule on a narrow, flat strip of ground.
  • II Bridge at Fronfraith Mill
    The bridge spans the River Mule and the Kerry branch of the Newtown and Machynlleth Railway. The roadway linked Fronfraith Mill to its W with the B4368 to its E, which runs parallel with the railway
  • II Rock Cottage
    Located at the end of a narrow trackway which runs parallel with the River Mule, 0.8Km SE of Abermule Village.
  • II Lower Maenllwyd
    Located towards the top of the narrow steep-sided valley of the River Mule. The garden slopes away sharply to the NE of the house. There is a timber framed barn located at right angles to the house,
  • II Upper Maenllwyd farmhouse
    Located at the head of the winding valley of the Afon Miwl, close to the main Glanmule to Abermiwl road, ½km N of the hamlet of Hodley.
  • II* Church of St Llwchaiarn
    Located on a narrow lane 400m N of Llanmerewig village to the east of Church Farm. The church is situated in an oval churchyard bounded by a masonry wall.
  • II The Old Rectory
    Located on the north side of Llanmerewig village, in a low-lying position close to a stream. The church is c350m to the N.
  • II Church House
    Located on a narrow lane 400m N of Llanmerewig village next to the Church of St. Llwchaiarn. The front (E) faces a courtyard surrounded by farm buildings, which are generally of masonry construction

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