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Pont y Ceunant (partly in Llandygai community)

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllechid, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1582 / 53°9'29"N

Longitude: -4.0461 / 4°2'46"W

OS Eastings: 263286

OS Northings: 364295

OS Grid: SH632642

Mapcode National: GBR 5T.51LW

Mapcode Global: WH54G.TWG7

Entry Name: Pont y Ceunant (partly in Llandygai community)

Listing Date: 9 March 2000

Last Amended: 9 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22974

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the Afon Ogwen near the point where the minor road through Nant Ffrancon meets the A 5 at Tyn-y-maes.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanllechid

Community: Llanllechid

Locality: Tyn-y-maes

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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Constructed on the course of the so-called "old road" along the remote Ogwen Valley, an improvement by the Penrhyn Estate in 1790-1 of what Thomas Pennant had described as "the most dreadfull horsepath in Wales". This road was effectively superseded as the main through route along the valley by the building of the turnpike road (the line of the present A5) on its eastern side in 1802. The Afon Ogwen here forms the boundary with the Llandygai community.


Roughly coursed rubblestone with stone-on-edge coping. Twin arches, both round-headed with voussoirs and arch-rings.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a small late C18 bridge of traditional vernacular character, important also for the evidence it provides of improving transport and communications at this period.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont y Ceunant (partly in Llanllechid community)
    Spanning the Afon Ogwen near the point where the minor road through Nant Ffrancon meets the A 5 at Tyn-y-maes.
  • II Slate fencing, rubblestone walling and privies at Ceunant
    Slate fencing and rubblestone walling defining boundaries of Ceunant; privies in cottage gardens.
  • II Outbuildings at Ceunant
    One outbuilding situated on main approach to cottages, other straddling southern boundary of left cottage.
  • II Ceunant
    Situated in remote position at end of short rough track running off the road directly to the north-east of Pont y Ceunant; there is a steep drop immediately to the west of the rear gardens of the cott
  • II Ty Ffrancon
    Situated immediately to north of Capel Bethel; low rubblestone wall to front breached by vehicular access.
  • II Capel Bethel
    Situated on eastern side of the A 5 at southern end of Tyn-y-maes; low rubblestone wall to front with slate coping and plain iron railings has slightly recessed entrance with square piers and iron gat
  • II Milestone
    Situated close to the track to Plas Penisarnant off the A 5 south of Bethesda; set directly on road abutting rubblestone boundary wall.
  • II* Plas Penisarnant
    At the foot of Nant Ffrancon, between the A5 and the river Ogwen, in wooded grounds.

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