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Cenarth Bridge (partly in Carmarthen District)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Beulah, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0455 / 52°2'43"N

Longitude: -4.5253 / 4°31'31"W

OS Eastings: 226916

OS Northings: 241581

OS Grid: SN269415

Mapcode National: GBR D5.F860

Mapcode Global: VH2MY.JV08

Entry Name: Cenarth Bridge (partly in Carmarthen District)

Listing Date: 21 September 1964

Last Amended: 15 March 1996

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9881

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated on A484, spanning Teifi at Cenarth Falls. Half of one span being in Cenarth Community, Carmarthenshire.

County: Ceredigion

Community: Beulah

Locality: Cenarth

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

1785-7 road bridge across the Teifi, by David Edwards, one of the bridge-builder sons of the Rev. William Edwards, pioneer of pierced-spandrel bridges at Pontypridd 1756. The NW approach was splayed to widen in 1852, by R. K. Penson.

Exterior

Rubble stone three-arch bridge. Broad elliptical arches on short stone piers, the arch rings slightly recessed. The two spandrels are pierced by large circular openings to reduce structural weight and allow floodwater through. Rubble stone parapet with rough slate coping.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as One of the finest bridges in the area, typical of the designs of
the Edwards family. Scheduled Ancient Monument: Cm 17

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