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Packhorse Bridge over Burry Pill, Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton

Description: Packhorse Bridge over Burry Pill

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 March 2000
Cadw Building ID: 22877

OS Grid Coordinates: 245870, 192652
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6111, -4.2262

Location: Llangennith, Swansea, Swansea SA3 1BU

Locality: Llangennith, Llanmadoc and Cheriton
County: Swansea
Country: Wales
Postcode: SA3 1BU

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Listing Text

Location
In Cheriton Wood, on a footpath south west from Kittlehill

History
Probably an early C17 bridge, taken to be contemporary with Western Mill, possibly built by the miller to enable packhorses to come and go without having to pass through a ford. The mill is believed to be early C17; it is mentioned in a lease renewal of 1667 as a grist mill tenanted by Henry Else.
The bridge replaces a ford across the Burry Pill, on a path connecting the mill to Cheriton and Landimore via Kittle Hill.
The bridge is clearly indicated on the 1844 Tithe Map.

Interior

Exterior
A packhorse bridge (or a bridge for small carts only) without parapets, on three small segmental arches each of about 1 metres span. Rubble masonry, axe-dressed arches. The bridge is about 2 metres wide and including the approaches about 30 metres in length.
The centre arch has been rebuilt in a rougher technique.

Reason for Listing
A very well preserved small vernacular bridge for packhorse or small cart traffic.

References
B S Taylor, Watermills of Gower. Gower XLII (1991) p.16;
Tithe Survey of Cheriton (1846).

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Notes:
In Cheriton Wood, on a footpath south west from Kittlehill

Source: Cadw

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