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"Roman Bridge"

A Grade II Listed Building in Bro Machno, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0602 / 53°3'36"N

Longitude: -3.782 / 3°46'55"W

OS Eastings: 280676

OS Northings: 352918

OS Grid: SH806529

Mapcode National: GBR 64.CCSC

Mapcode Global: WH669.WB7V

Entry Name: "Roman Bridge"

Listing Date: 13 October 1966

Last Amended: 17 July 1992

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3573

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning Afon Machno to NE of Pont-y-Pandy road bridge and Penmachno woollen mill.

County: Conwy

Community: Bro Machno

Locality: Penmachno Mill

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

History

Probably C17. Possibly identifiable with 'Pontrhydgynon', referred to in 1662 General Sessions report as an 'ancient bridge', but said by Gethin Jones to have formerly born datestone '1680'.

Exterior

Picturesque single-arched rubble masonry bridge, span c8 metres width c3 metres. Vertical abutments of flat slabs with splayed sides. Upper masonry removed down to arch ring. Some cobbles remain on decking.

Reasons for Listing

Scheduled Monument Cadw Ref No 4/1830/Cn 189.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont y Pandy
    Spanning Afon Machno to NE of Penmachno woollen mill, just below falls.
  • II Iscoed Cottage
    On W corner of B 4406 and minor road leading to Penmachno woollen mill.
  • II* Coed-y-Ffrnnon
    Approx 300m NW of Penmachno Woollen Mill, reached via forestry tracks branching off minor road to SW
  • II Pont Conwy (Bont Newydd (partly in the Bro Garmon Community)
    Carries B4406 over gorge of Afon Conwy on single high arch.
  • II Bont Newydd
    Carries B4406 over gorge of Afon Conwy on single high arch. Spans the border between Bro Machno and
  • II Field Barn at Penrhyn Uchaf
    On W side of farm track leading to Bryn Eithin.
  • II Dugoed
    To E of B4406 above Ty'n-y-Coed Uchaf c 800 metres S of Penmachno Mill.
  • II Milestone
    On the roadside, 10m diagonally opposite the junction between the Penmachno road (B4406) at the Conw

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