Rising Sun Bridge
A Grade II Listed Building in Pontypool, Torfaen
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Latitude: 51.7318 / 51°43'54"N
Longitude: -3.0573 / 3°3'26"W
OS Eastings: 327076
OS Northings: 204207
OS Grid: SO270042
Mapcode National: GBR J3.21PC
Mapcode Global: VH79K.YQLR
Plus Code: 9C3RPWJV+P3
Entry Name: Rising Sun Bridge
Listing Date: 28 July 1997
Last Amended: 28 July 1997
Source ID: 18579
Building Class: Transport
Location: To the north east of Victoria Village and about 100m east of the junction with Cwmavon Road.
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
A probably early C19 bridge which has had little repair beyond re-pointing and small changes to the parapet. Recorded by the Ordnance Survey as an ancient crossing.
A single arch bridge over the Afon Lwyd. Built of roughly coursed and squared limestone rubble with squared and dressed voussoirs, keystone, and stones set vertically and with rounded tops to the parapet. Both faces of the bridge are the same.
Reasons for Listing
Included as an unchanged early C19 bridge having group value with the adjacent Lasgarn Cottage.
Other nearby listed buildings
Attractively situated on the east bank of Afon Lwyd immediately to the north east of Rising Sun Bridge.
Garndiffaith Railway Viaduct
Approximately 250m east of the B4246. Spanning the steep sided valley of the river Ffrwd between the northern part of Talywain and the southern part of Garndiffaith.
In the Talywain area of Abersychan, Waterloo Cottage is at the southern end of Fairfield (off Waterloo Road), where the road becomes a footpath.
Church of St Thomas
In the centre of Talywain standing in an extensive rectangular rubble walled churchyard.
High Street Baptist Church
Built backing into the hillside on a high platform with stone retaining wall and iron railings on a site overlooking Cwmsychan.
Former Goods Shed of Abersychan and Talywain Station
To the west of Talywain village, high on the embankment above The British and about 300m north of the Big Arch.
At the north end of Trevethin on the east side of Lasgarn Lane
The Big Arch
Located next to the B4246 and carries a disused railway embankment across a disused railway line now a track. The arch forms the visual and actual gateway to the former British Ironworks area.