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Clapper Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in St Brides Major, Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4642 / 51°27'51"N

Longitude: -3.5706 / 3°34'14"W

OS Eastings: 290993

OS Northings: 175088

OS Grid: SS909750

Mapcode National: GBR HD.LYCJ

Mapcode Global: VH5HR.2G7C

Plus Code: 9C3RFC7H+MQ

Entry Name: Clapper Bridge

Listing Date: 3 March 1999

Last Amended: 3 March 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21768

Building Class: Transport

ID on this website: 300021768

Location: Located to the E of a narrow lane which leads from Castle-upon-Alun towards Ewenny. The bridge carries a footpath over the River Alun at a point where it is wide.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Community: St. Bride's Major (Saint-y-Brid)

Community: St. Bride's Major

Locality: Castle-upon-Alun

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Bridge Clapper bridge Footbridge

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Said to be C18.


Low, rubble stone clapper bridge, with slightly ramped deck c 1m wide. Five small openings are visible for the passage of water, each with flat heads.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an unusual and well preserved example of a C18 bridge using an ancient form of construction.

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