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Bridge over Afon Ewenni

A Grade II Listed Building in Pencoed, Bridgend

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5269 / 51°31'37"N

Longitude: -3.4928 / 3°29'34"W

OS Eastings: 296535

OS Northings: 181949

OS Grid: SS965819

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.H04J

Mapcode Global: VH5HD.DWV9

Entry Name: Bridge over Afon Ewenni

Listing Date: 4 March 1998

Last Amended: 4 March 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19480

Building Class: Transport

Location: Located off the S side of Penybont Road (B4280), W of a large roundabout at Tregroes, and 0.7km NE of Pencoed. The bridge carries a narrow track to the rear of dwellings along Penybont Road.

County: Bridgend

Community: Pencoed (Pen-coed)

Community: Pencoed

Locality: Tregroes

Built-Up Area: Pencoed

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

C18 or earlier. A major route is shown in this location on Yates’ map of 1799. The bridge was replaced by a new bridge (known as Newydd Bont) c 40m to the NW, which must have coincided with the re-routing of the road (B4280). This occurred between 1841 and 1885, probably in connection with the South Wales Railway which opened in 1850.

Exterior

Skewed single-span bridge with slightly hump-backed deck. Low segmental arch with narrow voussoirs and keystone. Constructed of roughly coursed flat masonry blocks. The parapets have chamfered copings but part of the E parapet has been rebuilt in concrete. The NW angle of the bridge is obtuse because of the skewed plan, and is supported by a diaphragm arch consisting of voussoirs, with corbelled masonry below. This may be a later addition. On the NW side of the deck is a vertical stone block, designed to stop carts hitting the parapet. Walls continue from the parapets along the riverside.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an early road bridge retaining its character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Bridge at Tregroes
    Located on the driveway leading to Tregroes House, just before the drive forms a circle in front of the house. The bridge crosses a small pool or stream which is currently dry.
  • II Tregroes aka Pencoed College
    Located on the NE side of Pencoed village off the A473. Approached by a sweeping driveway which forms a circle in front (S) of the house. There is a stone wall to the E of the driveway with piers.
  • II Church of St David
    Located on the W side of Penprysg Road to the N of Pencoed County Junior School. The church is situated in a large plot with car park to the S and graveyard to the rear.
  • II War Memorial and Railings
    Located in the centre of Pencoed at the junction of Coychurch Road, Hendre Road and Penybont Road. The GWR and crossing are to the W.
  • II Barn at Bryngwenith
    Situated on low lying ground N of Pencoed, at the end of a short track. The barn forms the E side of the farmyard with a range of masonry and concrete stables extending to the N. The farmhouse is to
  • II Salem Chapel
    Located on the E side of Coychurch Road, 0.4km S of the village centre. The chapel is fronted by low stone walls supporting decorative iron railings, and stone piers. The vestry is to the N and the g
  • II Brynnau Gwynion Overbridge
    To the south west of Brynnau Gwynion, south of the minor road leading to the A473.
  • II Milestone, Coychurch Road
    Located on the W side of Coychurch Road (B4280), the main road through Pencoed. The milestone is at the rear of the pavement.

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