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A Grade II Listed Building in Llanberis, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1287 / 53°7'43"N

Longitude: -4.1378 / 4°8'16"W

OS Eastings: 257061

OS Northings: 361197

OS Grid: SH570611

Mapcode National: GBR 5P.6WWV

Mapcode Global: WH54M.DMV9

Entry Name: Footbridge

Listing Date: 18 January 2000

Last Amended: 18 January 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22789

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated over the former Llanberis-Caernarfon Railway in the grounds of Glyn Padarn close to the south-western shore of Llyn Padarn.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Caernarfon

Community: Llanberis

Community: Llanberis

Locality: Pen-gilfach

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Railway footbridge. Erected to cross the Llanberis to Caernarfon branch of the London & North Western Railway which opened in 1869.


Single-span arch over deep cutting in the former Caernarfon to Llanberis Railway. Rectangular stone piers to each end of iron footbridge with circles of increasing-decreasing size to spandrels of the segmental arch; handrail has delicate square panels with thin scissor bracing giving the whole structure an unusualy refined and sophisticated character. Stone steps at each approach, those on south side running staight onto bridge, those to north set at right-angles to it.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a railway footbridge which is a fine example of decorative ironwork, and of group value with Glyn Padarn.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Glyn Padarn
    Located on the north side of the A4086 approximately 1km north-west of Llanberis in wooded grounds running down the south-western shore of Llyn Padarn.
  • II Entrance Lodge at Glyn Padarn
  • II Ynys-wen
    Located on the north-east side of the A 4086 approximately 0.5km north-west of Llanberis; set directly onto the pavement behind a snecked rubblestone wall with C20 iron railings to top.
  • II Bron Ceris
    Set just below the road running through Fachwen from Brynrefail to Dinorwic above the north side of Llyn Padarn.
  • II Tan y Graig
    Situated on wooded slope off west side of track leading down from the Brynrefail to Dinorwic Road towards the former slate quarry on the north side of Llyn Padarn; low rubblestone wall in front of cot
  • II Pen-y-Clip
    Situated at western end of Fachwen on wooded slope immediately by the side of the Brynrefail to Dinorwic Road on the north side of Llyn Padarn; there is a large rock outcrop immediately behind the cot
  • II Groeslon
    Located in a remote upland position directly at right-angles to Ffordd Clegir to the north-west of the former Glyn-rhonwy Slate Quarry.
  • II Tan-Hafotty
    Located in a remote position at the end of a track running off Ffordd Clegir to the north-west of the former Glyn-rhonwy Slate Quarry.

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