Aberbechan Bridge (partly in Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn community)
A Grade II Listed Building in Llandyssil, Powys
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Latitude: 52.536 / 52°32'9"N
Longitude: -3.2753 / 3°16'31"W
OS Eastings: 313595
OS Northings: 293889
OS Grid: SO135938
Mapcode National: GBR 9V.F69J
Mapcode Global: VH684.5JV8
Entry Name: Aberbechan Bridge (partly in Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn community)
Listing Date: 18 July 1949
Last Amended: 14 July 1997
Source ID: 18514
Building Class: Transport
Location: Bridge spanning the Bechan Brook just south of the junction of the B4568 and the B4389. Located on the boundary between the communities of Llandyssil and Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn.
Community: Llandyssil (Llandysul)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
Constructed between 1855 and 1859 following the destruction of the former bridge. Probably designed by or constructed under the direction of Thomas Penson.
Tall semi-circular single arch with dressed stone voussoirs and high keystones set forward. Snecked masonry facing with impost band. Curved returns with pilasters to ends. Deck with chamfered string course, supporting a parapet of dressed stone with roughed facing and margin drafting.
Reasons for Listing
Listed as an impressive, tall, stone-built bridge of the mid C19.
Other nearby listed buildings
Spanning the Bechan Brook on the community boundary below the junction of the B4568 with the B4389.
Carries the Montgomeryshire Canal over the Bechan Brook on the boundary of Llandyssil and Newtown Communities.
Opposite the junction with Lower Gwestydd Lane and set back from the road on rising ground.
Bridge spanning the River Severn on the B4389 which links the A483 with Tregynon. Located on the boundary with Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn.
Located in a raised position on or adjacent to the Aberbechan dike. Possible platform site with a steep fall to the SW.
Lower Gwestydd Farmhouse
Sited on rising ground to the end of Lower Gwestydd Lane.
Located in a low-lying position in the Severn valley fronting the A483.
Penarth Feeder Weir
Adjacent to the sewage works at Dolfor Lock, at the end of the minor road from Llanllwchaiarn. Reached by a footpath from Freestone Lock on the west bank of the River Severn.