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Driveway bridge at Voelas (partly in Bro Garmon community)

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentrefoelas, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0488 / 53°2'55"N

Longitude: -3.7179 / 3°43'4"W

OS Eastings: 284939

OS Northings: 351552

OS Grid: SH849515

Mapcode National: GBR 67.CWYD

Mapcode Global: WH66B.VMRK

Entry Name: Driveway bridge at Voelas (partly in Bro Garmon community)

Listing Date: 19 October 1998

Last Amended: 19 October 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20608

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The drive to Voelas crosses a bridge over the Nant-y-coed running N-S and forming the community boundary with Bro Garmon immediately to W of the house.

County: Conwy

Town: Pentrefoelas

Community: Pentrefoelas

Community: Pentrefoelas

Locality: Voelas

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Probably built in the early-mid C19, perhaps in connection with the villa called Lima built on the same site in 1813-1819 for the Hon. Charles Finch.


The bridge is constructed of rubble stonework. One tall stilted arch spans the stream between high banks, formed of radial voussoirs rising to a central keystone and outlined by a regulating course. To the W, a sharply raking buttress, and another flood arch of similar proportions, but rising from the bank top. Horizontal string course and flush parapet flush coped with stone. The driveway is level.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved C19 feature within the Registered park at Voelas, of group value with the Grade II* Voelas house.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Voelas
    Voelas Estate lies on the W edge of the community, W of Pentrefoelas. The house stands in its own parkland overlooking the picturesque narrow valley of the Afon Conwy.
  • II Summer House at Voelas
    The summer house is built in with the wall between the house and the stable yard, approximately 20m from the house.
  • II Laundry, stable and bothy at Voelas
    The building containing the laundry, garage, stable and bothy is set transversely at the E end of the terrace across the main S front of the house.
  • II Carriage house at Voelas
    The carriage house forms the S side of the service courtyard, E of the house, and backs on to the walled garden.
  • II Pont Rhyd-y-Dyfrgi
    Spans the border between the Bro Garmon and Ysbyty Ifan communities.
  • II Garden walls, terraces, potting shed and peach house at Voelas
    The kitchen garden at Voelas lies E of the house and outbuildings on land sloping gently to the Afon Conwy. The peach-house is against the the N wall.
  • II Pont Rhyd-y-Dyfrgi
    Spanning the Afon Conwy at the SE border of the community immediately N of the A5 and carrying the metalled drive to Voelas.
  • II Ty'r Peg
    Prominently located on the roadside some 300m W of the junction of the A5 with the B 4407 to Ysbyty Ifan.

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