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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
Entry Name: Penpont Bridge including two doorways in attached wall to N
Listing Date: 17 January 1963
Last Amended: 27 May 2005
Source ID: 26097
Building Class: Transport
Location: Crosses River Usk to NW of house at Penpont.
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
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.
Graded II* for its exceptional interest as a fine C17 bridge, comparable with Abercamlais bridge.
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