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Bridge on the main drive to Nantclwyd Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanelidan, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.058 / 53°3'28"N

Longitude: -3.3289 / 3°19'43"W

OS Eastings: 311034

OS Northings: 352019

OS Grid: SJ110520

Mapcode National: GBR 6R.C7WB

Mapcode Global: WH77N.VD0J

Entry Name: Bridge on the main drive to Nantclwyd Hall

Listing Date: 21 March 2001

Last Amended: 21 March 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24985

Building Class: Domestic

Location: On main approach to Nantclwyd Hall, over the River Clwyd.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llanelidan

Community: Llanelidan

Locality: Nantclwyd Hall

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

A bridge added to the park in 1965 by Clough Williams-Ellis for Sir Vivyan Naylor-Leyland. It is integral to his new scheme of landscaping the main approach to the house, taking advantage of the disused railway line. The keystone each side carries the letters VNL 1965.

Exterior

A reinforced concrete bridge of about 8m span, faced each side with small bricks, spanning the River Clwyd. At each side the brickwork is in the form of a three-centred arch. The architectural dressings are in reconstructed stone. These consist of a balustrade each side abutting cylindrical blocks capped by short obelisks, the quasi-structural facing arches which are slightly moulded and have little decorative keystones, and circular features in the spandrels. The parapets are carried out as wing walls at all four corners.

Reasons for Listing

A picturesque bridge constituting an important element in Sir Clough Williams-Ellis's embellishment of the park of Nantclwyd Hall.

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