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Penpont Bridge including two doorways in attached wall to N

A Grade II* Listed Building in Trallong, Powys

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Latitude: 51.9484 / 51°56'54"N

Longitude: -3.4985 / 3°29'54"W

OS Eastings: 297105

OS Northings: 228827

OS Grid: SN971288

Mapcode National: GBR YJ.MJTF

Mapcode Global: VH5FG.99V6

Plus Code: 9C3RWGX2+9J

Entry Name: Penpont Bridge including two doorways in attached wall to N

Listing Date: 17 January 1963

Last Amended: 27 May 2005

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26097

Building Class: Transport

Also known as: Pont Abersefin

ID on this website: 300026097

Location: Crosses River Usk to NW of house at Penpont.

County: Powys

Town: Brecon

Community: Trallong

Community: Trallong

Locality: Penpont

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Tagged with: Stone bridge

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Also known as Pont Abersefin. The bridge is believed to date from circa 1660, similar to Abercamlais bridge. Similarly it has been widened on the W in C18 or early C19 with broad segmental arches dying into the cutwaters, which have been chamfered off. The doorways, to the river bank and Rose Garden, on the N side are similar to those in the Kitchen Garden, circa 1794.


Bridge of four arches, rubble stone with cutwaters. W side, widened, has broad elliptical arches dying into the cutwaters, cut stone voussoirs, raised band over and flat parapet with stone copings. Cutwaters have been chamfered off below string course. E side has recessed segmental arches with voussoirs and keystone, three flat-topped cutwaters, one pedestrian refuge.
As a continuation of W parapet the wall rises and has two doorways, S doorway with stone voussoirs to cambered head, and panelled door; N doorway has good dressed stone surround, elliptical-arched doorway with keystone and pediment in purple stone over. Panelled door with cambered head.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* for its exceptional interest as a fine C17 bridge, comparable with Abercamlais bridge.

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