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Packhorse Bridge over Burry Pill

A Grade II Listed Building in Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton (Llangynydd, Llanmadog a Cheriton), Swansea

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Latitude: 51.6115 / 51°36'41"N

Longitude: -4.2274 / 4°13'38"W

OS Eastings: 245870

OS Northings: 192652

OS Grid: SS458926

Mapcode National: GBR GR.JH01

Mapcode Global: VH3MP.PR0G

Entry Name: Packhorse Bridge over Burry Pill

Listing Date: 3 March 2000

Last Amended: 3 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22877

Building Class: Transport

Location: In Cheriton Wood, on a footpath south west from Kittlehill

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton (Llangynydd, Llanmadog a Cheriton)

Community: Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton

Locality: Cheriton

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Probably an early C17 bridge, taken to be contemporary with Western Mill, possibly built by the miller to enable packhorses to come and go without having to pass through a ford. The mill is believed to be early C17; it is mentioned in a lease renewal of 1667 as a grist mill tenanted by Henry Else.
The bridge replaces a ford across the Burry Pill, on a path connecting the mill to Cheriton and Landimore via Kittle Hill.
The bridge is clearly indicated on the 1844 Tithe Map.


A packhorse bridge (or a bridge for small carts only) without parapets, on three small segmental arches each of about 1½ metres span. Rubble masonry, axe-dressed arches. The bridge is about 2½ metres wide and including the approaches about 30 metres in length.
The centre arch has been rebuilt in a rougher technique.

Reasons for Listing

A very well preserved small vernacular bridge for packhorse or small cart traffic.

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