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Pont Cennen (partly in Dyffryn Cennen community)

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8446 / 51°50'40"N

Longitude: -3.9958 / 3°59'44"W

OS Eastings: 262611

OS Northings: 218103

OS Grid: SN626181

Mapcode National: GBR DW.TTSC

Mapcode Global: VH4J3.PWFT

Entry Name: Pont Cennen (partly in Dyffryn Cennen community)

Listing Date: 27 August 1999

Last Amended: 27 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22217

Building Class: Transport

Location: In the village of Derwydd, crossing the River Cennen, 150m north of the road to Trapp.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Burry Port

Community: Llandybie (Llandybïe)

Community: Llandybie

Locality: Derwydd

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

A bridge appears to be indicated here on the map of 1812, and a bridge is certainly present according to the map of 1840. This was formerly an important road, the direct route from Llandeilo to Llandybie, before the easier present-day route via the Cennen valley was established.

Exterior

A vernacular road bridge in hammer-dressed limestone. Arch of high segmental form, slightly skewed, with a span of about 8m; voussoirs thin and about 0.4m tall. the bridge is about 3m in width between parapets.
The bridge parapets are about 0.9m in height, round-topped. They are slightly everted at the ends. The copings are mostly of metallic slag, which has been rendered over in places (at north-east). The south-east wing wall is the only part coped in limestone.

Reasons for Listing

A good vernacular bridge, which has retained its character and still has its slag copings.

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