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The King's Bridge (partly in Llangollen Community)

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantysilio, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9805 / 52°58'49"N

Longitude: -3.1963 / 3°11'46"W

OS Eastings: 319773

OS Northings: 343238

OS Grid: SJ197432

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.JB2L

Mapcode Global: WH783.WB3Y

Entry Name: The King's Bridge (partly in Llangollen Community)

Listing Date: 22 December 1989

Last Amended: 22 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19681

Building Class: Transport

Location: The viaduct carries the road from Pentrefelin to Berwyn over the Llangollen Canal, the River Dee and beneath the Llangollen and Corwen Railway viaduct.

County: Denbighshire

Town: Llangollen

Community: Llantysilio

Community: Llantysilio

Locality: Pentrefelin

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

The viaduct was built in 1902-1906 to connect the N and S bank of the Dee, and named by royal consent to commemorate the Coronation of King Edward VII.

Exterior

Built of rock-faced rubble with arches turned in blue engineering brick. Five segmental arches set on 3 water piers at the S end, sloping slightly to the S where it is threaded through one arch of the earlier railway viaduct, built after 1862. The piers have triangular cutwaters on the upstream side. The arches comprise five courses of brick, and a 150mm bull-nosed outer regulating string. Flush spandrels rising to a horizontal string at the base of the snecked parapet, which is coped with flush margin-dressed flat stones. End pilasters. A further projecting course is placed at the springing of the arches. On the inside face of the parapet an inscription reads TO COMMEMORATE / THE CORONATION OF/ KING EDWARD VII. The southern arch, spanning the Llangollen Canal, is numbered 49A in the canal bridge series.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a handsome and carefully contrived bridge, of group value with the railway viaduct, Berwyn Railway Station and the Llangollen Canal.

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