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Pont Sancler (partly listed in St Clears community)

A Grade II Listed Building in St Clears, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8095 / 51°48'34"N

Longitude: -4.4959 / 4°29'45"W

OS Eastings: 228033

OS Northings: 215261

OS Grid: SN280152

Mapcode National: GBR D6.X3HB

Mapcode Global: VH3LL.1S17

Entry Name: Pont Sancler (partly listed in St Clears community)

Listing Date: 9 March 2001

Last Amended: 9 March 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24959

Building Class: Transport

Location: At the end of Bridge Street, across the River Taf, on the community boundary with St Clears.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Llanddowror

Community: Llanddowror

Locality: St Clears

Built-Up Area: St Clears

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Road bridge over the Afon Taf, built on the site of an earlier road bridge in 1827-8, by William Morgan for £500. C20 repairs to parapet wall and ties inserted for structural reinforcement, the ties not visible in a photograph of c.1900.

Exterior

Road bridge, single arch span with each spandrel pierced by a circular opening. Both main arch and circles have fine cut stone voussoirs. Projecting sill at carriageway level to both sides below renewed rubble stone parapet with limestone coping. Square piers to bridge head terminals with ridged grey limestone capstones. Rubble stone abutments each side, those on N continued as stone walls each side of roadway, roadway and embankment removed on S. Bridge is reinforced with late C20 metal ties.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a broad-span single arch bridge with distinctive spandrel holes in the manner of the pioneering design by William Edwards at Pontypridd in the C18.

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