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Former railway bridge at Bontnewydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Bontnewydd, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1155 / 53°6'55"N

Longitude: -4.274 / 4°16'26"W

OS Eastings: 247899

OS Northings: 360005

OS Grid: SH478600

Mapcode National: GBR 5J.7L7H

Mapcode Global: WH43F.9YZH

Entry Name: Former railway bridge at Bontnewydd

Listing Date: 29 July 1997

Last Amended: 29 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18618

Building Class: Transport

Location: Crossing the Afon Gwyrfai and a minor road to Llanfaglan, some 400m W of the A487 in the centre of Bontnewydd.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Bontnewydd

Community: Bontnewydd

Built-Up Area: Bontnewydd

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Railway bridge possibly of c1867 over Afon Gwyrfai and road to Llanfaglan. The Caernarfon to Afonwen Railway opened in 1867, built by Thomas Savin partly on the earlier Nantlle narrow gauge railway, but this railway crossed the river on a different site according to 1842 Tithe Map.

Exterior

Large triple-arched railway bridge in rock-faced squared stone with broad brick segmental arches. Arches have five courses of brickwork. Two big piers, low parapets.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-detailed example of a large mid-C19 railway bridge.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Nantlle Tramway River Bridge
    The Bridge spans Afon Gwyrfai on the west side of Bontnewydd.
  • II Plas-y-bont
    Situated on the W side of the A487 in Bontnewydd, some 170m down a track S of the bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai.
  • II Ty Capel Siloam
    Situated on the E side of the A487 in Bontnewydd, just to the S of Capel Siloam and some 55m N of the bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai.
  • II Capel Siloam
    Situated on the E side of the A487 in Bontnewydd, some 70m N of the bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai.
  • II Arosfa
    Situated on the E side of the A487 in Bontnewydd, some 30m S of the bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai.
  • II Newborough Arms
    Situated on the E side of the A487 in Bontnewydd, just N of the bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai.
  • II Craigafon
    Situated on the E side of the A487 in Bontnewydd, some 140m S of the bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai.
  • II Pentre Uchaf
    Situated on the E side of the A487 in Bontnewydd, some 170m S of the bridge over the Afon Gwyrfai.

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