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Automobile Association call box by Hafod Arms Hotel

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontarfynach, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.3768 / 52°22'36"N

Longitude: -3.8507 / 3°51'2"W

OS Eastings: 274115

OS Northings: 277028

OS Grid: SN741770

Mapcode National: GBR 92.R8KH

Mapcode Global: VH4FP.6JM9

Plus Code: 9C4R94GX+PP

Entry Name: Automobile Association call box by Hafod Arms Hotel

Listing Date: 16 March 2005

Last Amended: 16 March 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 84246

Building Class: Communications

ID on this website: 300084246

Location: Facing N just E of the Hafod Arms Hotel near the junction of the A4120 and the B4574.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Aberystwyth

Community: Pontarfynach

Community: Pontarfynach

Locality: Devil's Bridge

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

Tagged with: Telephone booth

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Mid C20 call box provided for motorists by the Automobile Association. A rare survivor.


Automobile association call-box, painted sheet metal with painted plastic badges. Square plan, tapering black-painted sheet metal sides with flush metal door to front. The door with winged AA badge. Shelf cornice above under cross-gabled roof with AA badge in 3 gables each with framed lettered plaque 'Devil's' and 'Bridge' flanking. Slight overhang to verges, small ventilator on crossing.
Call-box is set on half-round paving with plaques against rear rubble retaining wall: plaques of cement one each side, lettered 'Devil's' and 'Bridge' each with arched plaque above with later C20 AA badge.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare survivor of the motoring organisation call-boxes of the earlier to mid C20. Group value with the Hafod Arms Hotel and Devil's Bridge.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Hafod Arms Hotel
    Facing N on the bend in the road immediately W of the famous Devil’s Bridge and Mynach Falls and at the junction with the B4574.
  • II* Devil's Bridge / Pont ar Fynach
    Carrying the A4120 across the gorge of the Afon Mynach on the E side of Devil's Bridge.
  • II Iron footbridge over Afon Mynach
    Crossing the Afon Mynach on the bottom of the gorge some 200m N of the A4120 road bridge.
  • II Devil's Bridge Station
    Set in a wide railway yard at the head of the Vale of Rheidol Railway; close to road entrance from SE corner.
  • II Capel Mynach and chapel house attached to left
    Situated near the centre of Pontarfynach, some 150m S of the junction of the A4120 and the B4343 and on the W side of the latter.
  • II Rheidol House
    On the W side of Devil's Bridge on a bend in the A4120 some 120m W of its junction with the B4343.
  • II Milestone on A4120 N of Devil's Bridge
    Situated on E side of road some 300m N of Woodlands Cafe.
  • II Troedrhiwfawr
    Situated on N side of the Cwmrheidol lane some 1.3 km E of Bethel chapel, at beginning of track to Y Ddol.

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