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Pont Y Mister

A Grade II Listed Building in Risca, Caerphilly

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Latitude: 51.5998 / 51°35'59"N

Longitude: -3.0903 / 3°5'25"W

OS Eastings: 324579

OS Northings: 189563

OS Grid: ST245895

Mapcode National: GBR J1.BKD8

Mapcode Global: VH7BB.D14W

Plus Code: 9C3RHWX5+WV

Entry Name: Pont Y Mister

Listing Date: 22 October 1999

Last Amended: 22 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22508

Building Class: Transport

Location: Crossing the Ebbw River to S of Pontymister village close to the A467 by-pass, formerly providing main access between Ochrwyth and Pontymister.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Risca West (Gorllewin Rhisga)

Community: Risca

Locality: Pontymister

Built-Up Area: Risca

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Probably an early post-medieval bridge remodelled in early C19. Led to hamlet of Ochrwyth and the mountainside settlements on the W side of the Ebbw Valley; old photo has it as Och-y-Wieth Bridge. New bridge has by-passed this old road.


River bridge of two unequal arches. Of rubble with dressed stone to the river arches and flat or saddle back coping stones to the parapet. The 2 arches are separated by a cutwater; both are elliptical, that on uphillside is lower with a stringcourse above; this reappears at a different level for a short distance over the spandrel of the wider downhill arch.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a pre-industrial bridge which has retained much of its character.

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