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Pont Newydd

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanpumsaint, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9382 / 51°56'17"N

Longitude: -4.3051 / 4°18'18"W

OS Eastings: 241634

OS Northings: 229142

OS Grid: SN416291

Mapcode National: GBR DG.N2SH

Mapcode Global: VH3L3.BKD1

Entry Name: Pont Newydd

Listing Date: 5 September 2002

Last Amended: 5 September 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26928

Building Class: Transport

Location: Carrying a country road across the Afon Gwili approximately 250m NW of the parish church. The road connects the Gwilli valley past the old railway line to the Teifi valley and its woollen mills at New

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llanpumsaint

Community: Llanpumsaint

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Built in the third quarter of the C19 and first shown on the 1889 Ordnance Survey. The Gwilli valley was important in the later C19 for wool manufacturing and Llanpumpsaint was close to the Carmarthen-Lampeter railway opened in 1864. Pont Newydd is on a bypass to the old village and was a special improvement for sheep droving and transportation of woollen products.

Exterior

A double-carriageway rubble-stone bridge ramped to the centre, comprising a single arch over the Afon Gwili and smaller subsidiary arches to the battered approaches. The segmental arches each have dressed voussoirs. The parapet has rock-faced copings. The parapet on the S side continues as a wall on the E side and splays out on the W side.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a substantial and well-detailed C19 road bridge with an exceptional width to its carriageway. Of special historic interest for its place in the sheep and woollen industries of Carmarthenshire.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Y Bwthyn
    Approximately 1.4km NW of the parish church, fronting the SW side of a minor road between Llanpumsaint and Esgair.
  • II Ffos-y-maen, including attached former byre
    Approximately 1.2km SSW of the parish church, reached by short farm road on the W side of a minor road between Llanpumsaint and Bronwydd.

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