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A Grade II Listed Building in Banwy, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6962 / 52°41'46"N

Longitude: -3.4945 / 3°29'40"W

OS Eastings: 299096

OS Northings: 311990

OS Grid: SH990119

Mapcode National: GBR 9K.368W

Mapcode Global: WH686.9H6D

Plus Code: 9C4RMGW4+F5

Entry Name: Pont-y-clochydd

Listing Date: 31 December 2002

Last Amended: 31 December 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80801

ID on this website: 300080801

Location: Over the Afon Twrch about 500m upstream from Pont Twrch.

County: Powys

Community: Banwy

Community: Banwy

Locality: Foel

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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A mediaeval bridge which came to be called pont-y-clochydd because of the proximity of the house of the
sextant (Pen-y-bont).

A short abandoned hollow lane leads down to the bridge from the road on the west side. As an early
crossing of the Twrch the bridge is reputed to have been used in the early C15 by Owain Glyndwr
passing from Machynlleth to Sycharth and in 1485 by Henry Tudor on his way to Bosworth.


A single arch bridge in quasi-rubble slate masonry, with a segmental span of about 8 m, built about 5 m
above the Afon Twrch. The voussoirs are not of regularised height and the common masonry is uncoursed.

The bridge carries a cobbled roadway about 2½ m wide between uncoped and uncoursed parapets less
than 1 m high.

Reasons for Listing

A remarkable survival of a simple vernacular bridge of considerable antiquity in unaltered condition
including its cobbled paving.

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