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Pont Blaen-y-glyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Talybont-on-Usk, Powys

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Latitude: 51.8441 / 51°50'38"N

Longitude: -3.3606 / 3°21'38"W

OS Eastings: 306365

OS Northings: 217046

OS Grid: SO063170

Mapcode National: GBR YQ.V313

Mapcode Global: VH6CC.PXR5

Entry Name: Pont Blaen-y-glyn

Listing Date: 17 December 1998

Last Amended: 17 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21133

Building Class: Transport

Location: At the W end of Glyn Collwn and the Talybont reservoir, the mountain road crossing Afon Caerfanell just before it rises to climb the pass to Pontsticill.

County: Powys

Community: Talybont-on-Usk (Tal-y-bont ar Wysg)

Community: Talybont-on-Usk

Locality: Glyn Collwn

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Probably C19 and one of a number of bridges of similar date S of Talybont, probably part of road improvements resulting from the canal trade and the need to link this with the industry and materials to south; this stretch of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal between Talybont and Brecon opened 1800.


Bridge of stone rubble over a mountain river. Wide basket arch spans the river; the arch has very narrow voussoirs and is slightly recessed; the parapet coping replaced with concrete; partly tiered abutments.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine early C19 mountain river bridge.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Torpantau tunnel - E portal
    On the mountainside within a forestry plantation almost due W of Pont Blaen-y-glyn and below the summit of Coetgae-llwyn.
  • II Torpantau tunnel - W portal
    By the mountain road near Taf Fechan Forest, N of Pentwyn reservoir and in an area of open mountain called Coetgae-llwyn.
  • II Ystradgynwyn
    In an isolated position on the mountain road between Talybont and Ponsticill, near the NW corner of Pentwyn Reservoir.

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