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Latitude: 53.1111 / 53°6'40"N
Longitude: -3.038 / 3°2'16"W
OS Eastings: 330613
OS Northings: 357610
OS Grid: SJ306576
Mapcode National: GBR 74.80JJ
Mapcode Global: WH88R.92K7
Entry Name: Pack Horse Bridge
Listing Date: 2 July 1962
Last Amended: 6 May 1998
Source ID: 30
Building Class: Transport
Location: Spanning the River Alyn in the centre of Caergwrle village, at the end of Fellows Lane.
Traditional County: Flintshire
Vernacular packhorse bridge of probable medieval origin (given this river crossing's proximity to Caergwrle Castle), though extended and altered in the C17 and later.
Narrow packhorse bridge approximately 50m long; of sandstone and freestone rubble with low parapets (C18 or C19 replacements) with curved sandstone capping stones. The bridge spans the river in two places with an irregular central island. There are four crude segmental arches in all with three sets of surviving triangular cutwaters, two retaining parapetted refuges. A plain late C19 gate on the upstream side gives access to the island; irregular masonry to the lower bridge walls in this section.
Listed Grade II* as a fine and unusually long sub-medieval packhorse bridge with probable medieval origins.
Scheduled Ancient Monument FL133.
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