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Pont Pennal

A Grade II Listed Building in Pennal, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.5858 / 52°35'8"N

Longitude: -3.9217 / 3°55'18"W

OS Eastings: 269903

OS Northings: 300402

OS Grid: SH699004

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z.B336

Mapcode Global: WH57F.Q8QH

Entry Name: Pont Pennal

Listing Date: 25 May 2000

Last Amended: 25 May 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23313

Building Class: Transport

Location: The bridge is in the centre of the village, carrying the main road from Machynlleth to Aberdovey over the Afon Pennal

County: Gwynedd

Town: Machynlleth

Community: Pennal

Community: Pennal

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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A bridge in this position is referred to in 1644. The present bridge is probably a replacement of the early C19 as part of a programme of upgrading the county roads.


Built of local hard-grained rubble stonwework. An elliptical arch of regular rubble voussoirs spanning approximately 6.4m, capped with a regulating course, and springing from water level to a centre height of c1.8m above the water. A slightly arched string at the base of the parapet, which turns outwards at the ends to half-piers. The carriageway is 5.25m wide between 0.55m flush parapets.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a finely constructed local bridge, unusually with a elliptical arch, in the centre of the village. Of group value with the churchyard wall and Riverside Hotel.

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