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Pont Newydd

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cilycwm, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0304 / 52°1'49"N

Longitude: -3.8116 / 3°48'41"W

OS Eastings: 275815

OS Northings: 238432

OS Grid: SN758384

Mapcode National: GBR Y3.GC5S

Mapcode Global: VH4HF.W7BC

Entry Name: Pont Newydd

Listing Date: 29 November 1995

Last Amended: 29 November 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 16986

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated some 1.5 km S of Cilycwm on road to Llandovery.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Cilycwm

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

1822 road bridge over the Towy, built to similar technology as Dolauhirion Bridge (also in this community) of 1773, that is the revolutionary use of cylindrical piercing of the spandrels to lighten weight and provide a counterbalancing structural strength against the outward forces of the arch.

Exterior

Rubble stone road bridge, of single large elliptical arch with cut-stone voussoirs and keystones. Spandrels pierced by large weight-reducing circles, like Dolauhirion. Projecting shelf carrying parapet, following hump of bridge. Rubble stone parapets with flat tooled stone coping, the centre S capstone dated 1822. The abutments at SE and NW are splayed out on arches to ease approach lines.

Reasons for Listing

A handsome single-span stone bridge on the model of Dolauhirion

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Erryd
    Situated 2km S of Cilycwm on W side of Towy, approached by short drive E from road to Llandovery.
  • II Abergwenlais Mill
    Situated about 1km SSE of Cilycwm, approached by lane running E of road to Cilycwm some 500m N of Po
  • II Abergwenlais outbuildings
    Situated about 1km SSE of Cilycwm, approached by lane running E of road to Cilycwm some 500m N of Po
  • II Abergwenlais House
    Situated about 1km SSE of Cilycwm, approached by lane running E of road to Cilycwm some 500m N of Po
  • II Abergwenlais
    Situated at end of lane running E and NE from Cilycwm to Pont Newydd road, from junction some 500m N
  • II Outbuildings to N of Cefn Trenfa
    Situated to N of Cefn Trenfa, enclosing NW corner of farmyard.
  • II Barn to N of of Cefn Trenfa
    Situated to N of Cefn Trenfa, enclosing NW corner of farmyard.
  • II Cefn Trenfa
    Situated some 2km S of Cilycwm, on E facing hillside,

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