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Pont y Forwyn

A Grade II Listed Building in Llansantffraid (Llansanffraid), Powys

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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

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82582

Building Class: Transport

Location: Carrying the B4393 over the Afon Cain.

County: Powys

Community: Llansantffraid (Llansanffraid)

Community: Llansantffraid

Locality: Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain village

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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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.

Reasons for Listing

An important bridge of good early C19 character.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Ffinnant Farmhouse
    At the boundary between Llansantffraid and LLanfechain Communities. Reached along farm lane off N side of B4393, beside Foel Hill, approximately 1km W of Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain. Faces N across fa
  • II Barn at Ffinnant
    At the boundary between Llansantffraid and Llanfechain Communities. Reached along farm lane off N side of B4393, beside Foel Hill, approximately 1km W of Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain. Set in the slope
  • II Pont Parry
    Carrying the B4383 over the River Brogan.
  • II Lychgate to Llansantffraid Cemetery
    To west of village, north of the road to Llanfechain.
  • II Pont-y-pentre
    Carrying the A495 across the Afon Cain, ½ km south-west of Llansantffraid.
  • II Bryntirion
    At east side of Winllan Road, 150 m north of the Lion Hotel.
  • II Ty-newydd
    Reached by a farm track to the east side of a minor road branching west from the A495 at Cross Keys, about 1½ km south-west of Llansantffraid village.
  • II Bronwylfa
    About 100 m north of the Lion Hotel, at the east side of Winllan Road.

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