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Pont Llyn Gigfran (partly in Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr Community)

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws Gwerfil Goch, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0101 / 53°0'36"N

Longitude: -3.4633 / 3°27'47"W

OS Eastings: 301920

OS Northings: 346871

OS Grid: SJ019468

Mapcode National: GBR 6K.GK6L

Mapcode Global: WH66N.SL0Q

Entry Name: Pont Llyn Gigfran (partly in Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr Community)

Listing Date: 23 June 1967

Last Amended: 7 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 96

Building Class: Transport

Location: Carrying a minor road from the Llanfihangel to Bettws Gwerfil Goch road across the Afon Alwen.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Betws Gwerfil Goch

Traditional County: Denbighshire

History

A bridge probably of the C17, mentioned in the County Surveyor's lists of the period; perhaps related to the establishment of the farm at Dolgynlas. It is also mentioned in 1833. The name is variously Pont Llyn Gigfran or Pont Llyn y Gigfran; it is also known locally as 'the Roman Bridge.'

This bridge was originally on the county boundary between Denbighshire and Merionethshire.

Exterior

Built of local rubble. A single semi-circular arch spanning approximately 14 m from rock foundations either side of the secluded gorge, the arch composed of 0.5 m voussoirs under a regulating course, providing a total height of 5.5 m above the water. Flush parallel-sided spandrels rise, without a string course, into flush parapets, coped with cramped slabs. The abutments are outset and splayed, terminating in square piers, from where they are continued as road parapets. The bridge is 4.87 m wide, providing an approximately level road carriageway of 3.77 m between the parapets.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a fine unaltered early County bridge, of considerable picturesqueness in its setting.

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