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Llanfechain Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfechain, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7766 / 52°46'35"N

Longitude: -3.2054 / 3°12'19"W

OS Eastings: 318781

OS Northings: 320573

OS Grid: SJ187205

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.Y1W2

Mapcode Global: WH792.QGSQ

Entry Name: Llanfechain Bridge

Listing Date: 28 January 2004

Last Amended: 28 January 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82423

Building Class: Transport

Location: Over the River Cain at the north side of the village of Llanfechain.

County: Powys

Community: Llanfechain

Community: Llanfechain

Locality: Llanfechain village

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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A County Bridge, built before 1839 (shown on Tithe Map). It was originally a single arch bridge, but was rebuilt with a smaller secondary arch to the north of the original one, a cutwater, and a new parapet of the common form found on local County bridges, following severe damage in 1848.


A two arch bridge, the main span of about 10 m arched in stone, the smaller span of about 4 m to the north arched in red brick. Uncoursed local shaley masonry. Orthostat parapet standing on a string course, strongly turned out at all four corners. Carriageway about 6 m wide.

Reasons for Listing

A fine vernacular bridge, adopted in the early C19 as a County Bridge and sympathetically enlarged; listed also for group value with Plas Cain and the Old Talbot Inn.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Old Talbot Inn
    At east side of road to the north side of Llanfechain Bridge.
  • II Plas Cain
    At the north-west end of the village street of Llanfechain beside Llanfechain Bridge.
  • II Cain Villa
    At the south side of the road leaving Llanfechain to the north-east.
  • II* Church of St. Garmon
    In a circular churchyard at the centre of the village of Llanfechain. Stone churchyard wall, lychgate at south. Sundial shaft near path to church.
  • II Sundial in St Garmon's Churchyard
    Beside the path from St Garmon's Lychgate to the church.
  • II St Garmon's Church Lychgate
    At the south side of the churchyard of St Garmon, set into a rough stone wall with a simple iron gate to the left side.
  • II Old Rectory
    To south of a minor road north of the River Cain, about 200 m west of Llanfechain Bridge.
  • II Plas-yn-dinas Public House
    At right angles to the road on the sharp corner immediately to S of the churchyard.

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