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Latitude: 53.2555 / 53°15'19"N
Longitude: -3.6675 / 3°40'3"W
OS Eastings: 288852
OS Northings: 374463
OS Grid: SH888744
Mapcode National: GBR 2ZTS.SQ
Mapcode Global: WH65D.MFSM
Entry Name: Dolwen Bridge
Listing Date: 2 July 1998
Last Amended: 2 July 1998
Source ID: 20088
Building Class: Transport
Location: Spanning the river Dulas and carrying the B 5381 approximately 0.2km E of Dolwen.
Community: Betws yn Rhos
Community: Betws Yn Rhos
Traditional County: Denbighshire
A contract for the rebuilding of Dolwen Bridge dated 12th February 1788 states that the work must be completed by September of the same year.
Single-span rubble road bridge. Segmental arch with recessed, rough-dressed voussoirs; low, sandstone-coped parapets, rising slightly to the centre with the gentle hump of the carriageway. The parapets are splayed at the approaches and terminate on the upstream side in simple square piers; some sections of capping have been renewed in cement. The western downstream parapet follows the course of the river for a short distance as a sloped revettment wall beyond a flat buttress which marks the termination of the bridge proper; the wall then joins a rubble boundary wall.
Listed for its special interest as a late C18 road bridge retaining good character in a prominent location.
Group value with Dolwen Lodge and adjoining gates and gatepiers.
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