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Pontithel (partly in the Bronllys community)

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwernyfed, Powys

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Latitude: 52.0217 / 52°1'18"N

Longitude: -3.2204 / 3°13'13"W

OS Eastings: 316354

OS Northings: 236623

OS Grid: SO163366

Mapcode National: GBR YX.GV3Z

Mapcode Global: VH6BP.4GC0

Entry Name: Pontithel (partly in the Bronllys community)

Listing Date: 15 December 1995

Last Amended: 15 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17054

Building Class: Transport

County: Powys

Community: Gwernyfed

Community: Gwernyfed

Locality: Pontithel

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Description: Road bridge of the C18, widened on the N side in 1952, when the parapet was also raised.

Rubble sandstone. Three segmental arches of 45cm radial split sandstone, spanning between two water piers, the central span wider and higher, the piers developed as triangular cutwaters of sandstone ashlar below a central string course, and rise to provide refuges at road level. The parapet is set to slightly oversail immediately above the arches, and is provided with flush copings. The bridge was widened by approximately 3m on the N side, the event commemorated by a plaque on the inner face of the N parapet.

The E end is included in Gwernyfed Community area.

Included as an interesting example of a bridge provided by the turnpike trust in the C18.

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