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Pont-pen-y-bont

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0647 / 53°3'53"N

Longitude: -3.2934 / 3°17'36"W

OS Eastings: 313423

OS Northings: 352725

OS Grid: SJ134527

Mapcode National: GBR 6S.BY7F

Mapcode Global: WH77P.C7YB

Entry Name: Pont-pen-y-bont

Listing Date: 19 May 2001

Last Amended: 19 May 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25222

Building Class: Transport

Location: 300m east of Pen-y-graig, across the Afon Hesbin.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd

Community: Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd

Locality: Pentre Celyn

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

The route upon which this bridge stands is an abandoned track north-north-west from Glan Hesbin farm, which appears originally to have connected with the track and road running north through Bryn-yr-obwst to Llanfair village. This is reputed to have been a section of Roman road, and the bridge is known locally as the Roman Bridge. The bridge is a packhorse bridge evidently of the C18 or before.

The bridge gave the name to a nearby cottage (no longer extant), known as Pen-y-bont cottage; the name was then taken back to the bridge from the cottage as Pont-pen-y-bont.

Exterior

A single span bridge in local axe dressed or rubble limestone masonry, with a span of about 8m and a width of about 3m. The ground is gently ramped up at each side. There are no parapets. The shape of the arch is segmental with a rise of about 2½m.

Reasons for Listing

An increasingly rare survival of a packhorse bridge.

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