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Aberbeeg 'Packhorse' Bridge, Llanhilleth

Description: Aberbeeg 'Packhorse' Bridge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 November 2005
Cadw Building ID: 84800

OS Grid Coordinates: 320955, 201936
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7101, -3.1442

Location: Aberbeeg, Glandwr, Abertillery NP13 2AB

Locality: Llanhilleth
County: Blaenau Gwent
Country: Wales
Postcode: NP13 2AB

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Listing Text

Location
About 100m to E of main A467 roundabout at Aberbeeg and crossing the Ebbw River below B4471 at the junction with Commercial Road where it passes under a disused railway bridge.

History
The earliest known record of the bridge is found in a survey of the boundaries and customs of the manor of Wentsland and Bryngwyn (of which the parish of Llanhilleth formed a part) dated 1659. At that time it was known as "Pont y Cymmer" though, by 1775, it was known as Llanhilleth Bridge when there is a record of it being repaired. It is shown on the 1843 tithe map for the parish.

Interior

Exterior
Single-span, stone-built bridge about 10.5m long and 2.2m wide. The arch has dressed voussoirs, some horizontal pinnings and a low blocking course in yellow brick with a modern concrete surface and two steps on W approach. Modern metal handrails and fencing; a large metal pipe has been added through the base of the ancient structure.

Reason for Listing
Included, notwithstanding modern alterations, for its special interest as the only C17 stone arched bridge to survive in the area.

References
Information from Blaenau Gwent heritage officer.

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:
About 100m to E of main A467 roundabout at Aberbeeg and crossing the Ebbw River below B4471 at the junction with Commercial Road where it passes under a disused railway bridge.

Source: Cadw

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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