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Pen-y-bont Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr), Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8823 / 51°52'56"N

Longitude: -2.9825 / 2°58'57"W

OS Eastings: 332467

OS Northings: 220875

OS Grid: SO324208

Mapcode National: GBR F7.RLT9

Mapcode Global: VH78V.8Y3D

Entry Name: Pen-y-bont Bridge

Listing Date: 29 January 1998

Last Amended: 29 January 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19249

Building Class: Transport

Location: In Pen-y-bont over the Afon Honddu about 300m north of the Church of St Michael, Llanvihangel Crucorney.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Crucorney (Crucornau Fawr)

Community: Crucorney

Locality: Llanvihangel Crucorney

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Built in 1827 by the County of Monmouth. It replaced a two arched C17 bridge of the type which survives upstream at Pont Rhys-Powell. The downstream parapet carries a plaque inscribed 'This bridge was rebuilt at the expense of the County in the sixth year of the reign of George the Fourth 1827' The engineer's name has been destroyed.

Exterior

Single arch bridge with shallow segmental arch. Dressed voussoirs, drip and parapet, the rest is sandstone rubble. The spandrels are laid randomly, the parapet is thin coursed. Splayed abutments.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of an early C19 county bridge.

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