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Latitude: 52.1072 / 52°6'25"N
Longitude: -3.6388 / 3°38'19"W
OS Eastings: 287859
OS Northings: 246695
OS Grid: SN878466
Mapcode National: GBR YC.9D14
Mapcode Global: VH5DL.W95G
Entry Name: Pont Rhyd y Fferau
Listing Date: 19 January 2001
Last Amended: 19 January 2001
Source ID: 24523
Building Class: Transport
Location: The bridge carries the A483 over the River Irfon in the centre of Llanwrtyd Wells.
Town: Builth Wells
Community: Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd)
Community: Llanwrtyd Wells
Built-Up Area: Llanwrtyd Wells
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
Road bridge built in 1853 to replace a wooden bridge which had become unsafe. The bridge gave its name (Pont Rhyd y Fferau) to the original settlement here, before the development of Llanwrtyd Wells as a spa town.
Three-arch bridge with flat deck constructed of snecked rock-faced stone. Wide segmental arches of stone voussoirs with raised keystones. Triangular cut-waters with domed caps, which rise as narrow pilasters against parapets. String course to parapets and flat stone copings with slight chamfer. Shallow end piers at same height as parapets. Contemporary wall at right angles to SE.
Listed as a well-preserved and unaltered bridge of this period, which forms the central focus of Llanwrtyd Wells, and for its historic interest.
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