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Latitude: 52.776 / 52°46'33"N
Longitude: -3.174 / 3°10'26"W
OS Eastings: 320898
OS Northings: 320472
OS Grid: SJ208204
Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.Y3H7
Mapcode Global: WH793.6HT5
Entry Name: Pont y Forwyn
Listing Date: 2 March 2004
Last Amended: 2 March 2004
Source ID: 82582
Building Class: Transport
Location: Carrying the B4393 over the Afon Cain.
Community: Llansantffraid (Llansanffraid)
Locality: Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain village
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
Probably early C19. As an important bridge Pont y Forwyn may predate the era of County bridges; but it has the type of parapet typical of the work of the County Surveyor, Thomas Penson, from c.1821.
A single arch bridge of segmental form with a span of about 10 m., in local shaley stone. Plain voussoirs without differentiation of the keystone. Simple string course at the base of the parapets.
The carriageway is about 6 m wide between narrow orthostat parapets. These are slightly tapering with a top chamfer. Slight pier at each corner.
An important bridge of good early C19 character.
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