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Pont Ruffydd (partly in Bodfari Community)

A Grade II Listed Building in Trefnant, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2156 / 53°12'56"N

Longitude: -3.3802 / 3°22'48"W

OS Eastings: 307933

OS Northings: 369613

OS Grid: SJ079696

Mapcode National: GBR 6P.1FD8

Mapcode Global: WH76W.1FNQ

Entry Name: Pont Ruffydd (partly in Bodfari Community)

Listing Date: 9 January 1998

Last Amended: 9 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19218

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the River Clwyd at the SE boundary of the community; partly in Bodfari community area.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Denbigh

Community: Trefnant

Community: Trefnant

Locality: Pont Ruffydd

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

A bridge at this crossing point was described as being ''in very great decay'' in 1720. In 1784 a new bridge was contracted and was constructed to plans by the county architect and surveyor, Joseph Turner. Major repairs to this were carried out in 1821, the work being awarded to one Hugh Dayhurst of ''Llanrhaeadr'', stone mason, for the sum of £50. Stylistically the bridge can be linked to the Pont-yr-allt-Goch which is probably also by Turner.

Exterior

Single-span road bridge of rubble construction. Wide segmental arch with rusticated soffit of red sandstone, the chamfered rustication continued onto the bridge faces as projecting voussoirs; plain stringcourse above. Gently-humped carriageway with splayed approaches terminating in rectangular piers with shallow pyramidal capping. Parapets with sandstone capping, the eastern downstream section renewed and with modern concrete copings. The parapet has a central projecting section to the inner face on both sides. There is a later stone stile and a rubble-parapetted flight of stone steps to the eastern downstream side.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as an C18 road bridge attributable to the county surveyor, Joseph Turner.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont Ruffydd
    Carrying A541 over the River Clwyd (partly in the Community of Trefnant)
  • II Hendre (Former Farmhouse)
    Reached by a lane to the north of the A541 opposite Pontruffydd.
  • II Barn Range with Walled Yard at Hendre farm
    At centre of the farmyard of Hendre
  • II Cartshed and Stable Range at Hendre Farm
    In farmyard of Hendre, to north side of former farmhouse; reached via byroad from A541 immediately opposite Pontruffydd lodge.
  • II Maes Heulyn
    Located at the south-eastern border of the community, approximately 2km SE of Trefnant; off the main road at the end of a long drive, set within its own grounds.
  • II Stable/Garage Range at Maes Heulyn
    Located approximately 80m NW of Maes Heulyn.
  • II Hay-barn at Lleweni Farm
    On elevated site to west of Lleweni Hall which is situated uphill from Lleweni Hall and to NW of the Carriage Yard. Lleweni is to the NE of Denbigh and reached by long drives off the lane from Brookh
  • II* Carriage Yard to west of Lleweni Hall
    On elevated site to west of Lleweni Hall which is situated to the north-east of Denbigh and reached by long drives off the lane from Brookhouse to Waen and from the Mold Road.

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