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Kenson Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4098 / 51°24'35"N

Longitude: -3.3651 / 3°21'54"W

OS Eastings: 305152

OS Northings: 168747

OS Grid: ST051687

Mapcode National: GBR HP.QG7W

Mapcode Global: VH6FH.MTCM

Entry Name: Kenson Bridge

Listing Date: 30 September 2004

Last Amended: 30 September 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 83154

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the north boundary of Rhoose Community crossing into Llancarfan Community.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Barry

Community: Rhoose (Y Rhws)

Community: Rhoose

Locality: Penmark

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

A probably early C19 bridge which appears to be as built except for minor repairs.

Exterior

Bridge built of local limestone rubble with dressed voussoirs to the segmental arch ring. Narrow single span bridge which was originally more hump-backed but has been flattened out by the addition of a stone causeway at either end. Repaired parapets with cock-and-hen stones. Crosses the Kenson River and is half situated in Llancarfan Community.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as an unaltered bridge of the turnpike era.

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