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Llansantffraid Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain, Powys

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Latitude: 52.7756 / 52°46'32"N

Longitude: -3.1476 / 3°8'51"W

OS Eastings: 322684

OS Northings: 320395

OS Grid: SJ226203

Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.Y9XK

Mapcode Global: WH793.MHCJ

Entry Name: Llansantffraid Bridge

Listing Date: 2 March 2004

Last Amended: 2 March 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82562

Building Class: Transport

Location: Across the River Vyrnwy at the east entrance to the village.

County: Powys

Community: Llansantffraid (Llansanffraid)

Community: Llansantffraid

Locality: Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain village

Built-Up Area: Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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A bridge constructed in the late C18 to replace one then destroyed by floods.


A bridge of two high segmental spans each of about 20 m between piers, in local uncoursed shaley stone with sandstone voussoirs. Central pier with rounded cutwater to both sides, each built up to support a semicircular pedestrian refuge. Smaller refuges over the end piers. Broad string course at base of parapets, carried around the refuges.

The carriageway is about 4 m wide between low parapets in similar masonry (partly replaced by orthostat stones at the south east corner). A pedestrian pavement has been formed at the east side, and an additional safety rail added to heighten the parapet on this side only.

Reasons for Listing

An elegant two-arch C18 bridge in an ancient bridge location, which has retained its character notwithstanding the problem its narrow width poses for modern traffic

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