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Railway Bridge to W of Tan-y-bwlch Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Maentwrog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.9539 / 52°57'13"N

Longitude: -4.0145 / 4°0'52"W

OS Eastings: 264761

OS Northings: 341511

OS Grid: SH647415

Mapcode National: GBR 5V.KWVS

Mapcode Global: WH55N.90KT

Entry Name: Railway Bridge to W of Tan-y-bwlch Station

Listing Date: 25 February 2005

Last Amended: 25 February 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84016

Building Class: Transport

Location: Railway bridge carrying the Ffestiniog railway over the B4410 on the northern approach to the small hamlet of Tan-y-bwlch; to E of Tan-y-bwlch station.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Maentwrog

Community: Maentwrog

Locality: Tan-y-bwlch

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Mid C19 railway bridge, dated 1854, and erected to carry the Ffestiniog railway between Porthmadog and Ffestiniog. Reinforced with concrete beams during the restoration of the line in 1985.


Mid C19 railway bridge comprising a single shallow segmental arch of cast iron construction, with recessed panels and bearing the name and date: BOSTON LODGE FOUNDRY 1854. The parapets are formed of an open arcade of pointed arches under a plain rail and with square newels to either end with recessed panels bearing quatrefoil motifs. The bridge is supported on mortared masonry piers with advanced shaped stone copings at the springing point.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good mid C19 railway bridge which is an exceptional example of cast-ironwork from a local foundry.

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