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Pont Cothi (partly in Llanfynydd Community)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9827 / 51°58'57"N

Longitude: -4.0622 / 4°3'43"W

OS Eastings: 258475

OS Northings: 233585

OS Grid: SN584335

Mapcode National: GBR DS.K91G

Mapcode Global: VH4HH.JFVG

Entry Name: Pont Cothi (partly in Llanfynydd Community)

Listing Date: 8 July 1966

Last Amended: 13 September 2002

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9380

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the Afon Cothi in the centre of the village and carrying a minor road immediately S of its junction with the B4310.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Llanfihangel Rhos-y-Corn

Locality: Abergorlech

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

A wooden bridge over the Cothi at Abergorlech is mentioned in 1675, the present bridge therefore being later. It was repaired in 1794 by John Jones (details on parapet), which probably refers to the construction of the segmental arch to the L bank.

Exterior

A single-carriageway 3-bay bridge of rubble stone. The central piers have full-height V-shaped cutwaters rising to the parapet as refuges. The centre and R-hand (N) arches are pointed with narrow voussoirs, of which the R-hand is partly distorted. The later L-hand arch is segmental with dressed voussoirs. All arches have drip moulds. The parapet has a simple coping course. On the downstream side one refuge has a small stone tablet inscribed 'this bridge was mended by John Jones 1794'. On the R (N) bank the approach and parapet curve outwards on the upstream side, while on the downstream side they are continuous with a sinuous roadside wall. The L (S) bank has a splayed stone abutment.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II* as an especially fine and well-preserved sub-medieval road bridge.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Pont Cothi
    Spanning the Afon Cothi in the centre of Abergorlech, on the border between Llanfynydd and Llanfihan
  • II Ty Mawr
    In the centre of the village with a short lane (Tan-y-Pound) to R and a separate house (Esgair Villa
  • II Capel Newydd
    Situated on the N side of the B4310 some 120m W of Pont Cothi in the centre of Abergorlech.

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