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Pont Cwellyn No 1 and Pont Cwellyn No 2 (also known together as Pont Glan-yr-afon)

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws Garmon, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.0643 / 53°3'51"N

Longitude: -4.1381 / 4°8'17"W

OS Eastings: 256829

OS Northings: 354037

OS Grid: SH568540

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.BWTM

Mapcode Global: WH550.D7QN

Entry Name: Pont Cwellyn No 1 and Pont Cwellyn No 2 (also known together as Pont Glan-yr-afon)

Listing Date: 29 January 1999

Last Amended: 29 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21279

Building Class: Transport

Location: Located on the A 4085 approximately 1km north of Rhyd-Ddu at the confluence of the Afon Gwyrfai and its tributary the Afon Treweunydd.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Betws Garmon

Community: Betws Garmon

Locality: Pont Cwellyn

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Built as part of the creation of the turnpike road in the 1820s.


Bridge. Roughly coursed rubblestone with stone-on-edge coping. 3 arches, southern (over the Afon Gwyrfai) round-arched, the centre (flood relief arch) and the northern (over the Afon Treweunydd) segmental, all with voussoirs and arch-rings. There is a walled refuge on the west side of the bridge opposite the driveway to Glanrafon.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a turnpike road bridge spanning 2 small rivers.

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  • II Milestone
    Located on the east side of the A 4085 at the northern end of Rhyd-Ddu; set within a low rubblestone field boundary wall.
  • II Slate Direction Indicators
    Set into a boundary wall at the beginning of the B 4418 near the junction with the A 4085 at Rhyd-Ddu.
  • II Snowdon Ranger Station
    Located on the disused North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway off the north side of the A 4085 approximately 100m north-west of the Snowdon Ranger Youth Hostel overlooking Lyn Cwellyn. Formerly known as Cw
  • II Pen-y-Gongl
    Located at the southern end of raised C19 terrace on the west side of the A 4085 at Rhyd-Ddu.
  • II Milestone
    Located on the south side of the B 4418 at Drws-y-coed-uchaf about 1km west of Rhyd-Ddu; set in a rubblestone field boundary wall.
  • II Fridd-isaf
    Located at the end of a track on the edge of moorland, approached by a track running past disused quarry workings to the east of the A 4085 at Rhyd-Ddu.
  • II Barn to South of Fridd-isaf
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