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Crumlin Old Bridge over River Ebbw

A Grade II Listed Building in Crumlin, Caerphilly

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Latitude: 51.6792 / 51°40'45"N

Longitude: -3.1392 / 3°8'20"W

OS Eastings: 321333

OS Northings: 198443

OS Grid: ST213984

Mapcode National: GBR HZ.5K2B

Mapcode Global: VH6DG.J2T1

Entry Name: Crumlin Old Bridge over River Ebbw

Listing Date: 29 January 1999

Last Amended: 29 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21257

Building Class: Transport

Location: Just S of and joined to the now pedestrianised former main road bridge over the river.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Crumlin (Crymlyn)

Community: Crumlin

Built-Up Area: Newbridge

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Probably C18 and probably as shown on Tithe Map 1846. The later road bridge over the Ebbw to which it is attached continues over the adjacent railway line, the Western Valley Line constructed c 1850. Stone inscribed 'Mynyddislwyn Highway District MR 188?' is a later insertion; such stones are found elsewhere in the area.


A single span humpbacked bridge of stone rubble with splayed approaches. Formerly with flat stone copings only two of which remain, the rest repaired in brick and concrete. Parapet substantially rebuilt in places, using rockfaced stone in place of the original narrower courses of rubble. Deep uneven narrow stone voussoirs. Parapet is very low and the river arch quite wide, thus viewed from the side the structure appears light and graceful.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare survival in this area of a river bridge pre-dating the main industrial development.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Crumlin Viaduct NE Abutment Cwm Kendon
    On the W side of the spur of land between the Ebbw Valley and Cwm Kendon reached by a footpath from the foot of Cwm Kendon or by Load of Hay Road above.
  • II Crumlin Viaduct W Abutment Ebbw Valley
    High on the W side of the Ebbw Valley, reached by a pathway from the foot of Cwm Kendon or by Load of Hay Road above.
  • II Crumlin Viaduct E Abutment Ebbw Valley
    High on the E side of the Ebbw Valley, the open ground of the steep hillside falling away below, with the Sofrydd development above.
  • II Viaduct Cottage
    Situated close to the two abutments of the former Crumlin Viaduct where it crossed the spur of land linking the Ebbw Valley with Cwm Kendon and reached from Load of Hay Lane or by footpath from the fo
  • II Crumlin Viaduct SW Abutment Cwm Kendon
    On the hillside above Cwm Kendon and reached by a track off the N side of Hillside.
  • II Rear Revetment Wall S
    This section of the Rear Revetment Wall extends behind the Former Colliery offices.
  • II Former Navigation Colliery Offices
    On the S side of the colliery complex, at terrace level and rising directly from the main Revetment Wall, approached both from the terrace and by a flight of steps up the bank from S.
  • II* Former Navigation Colliery Fan House and Fan Drift
    Located on a lane N from Kendon Road near the centre of Crumlin. At the S end of the colliery complex at road level, paired in position with the Power House on the other side of the Heapstead.

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