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Dolwen Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Betws Yn Rhos, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2555 / 53°15'19"N

Longitude: -3.6675 / 3°40'3"W

OS Eastings: 288852

OS Northings: 374463

OS Grid: SH888744

Mapcode National: GBR 2ZTS.SQ

Mapcode Global: WH65D.MFSM

Entry Name: Dolwen Bridge

Listing Date: 2 July 1998

Last Amended: 2 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20088

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the river Dulas and carrying the B 5381 approximately 0.2km E of Dolwen.

County: Conwy

Community: Betws yn Rhos

Community: Betws Yn Rhos

Locality: Dolwen

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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A contract for the rebuilding of Dolwen Bridge dated 12th February 1788 states that the work must be completed by September of the same year.


Single-span rubble road bridge. Segmental arch with recessed, rough-dressed voussoirs; low, sandstone-coped parapets, rising slightly to the centre with the gentle hump of the carriageway. The parapets are splayed at the approaches and terminate on the upstream side in simple square piers; some sections of capping have been renewed in cement. The western downstream parapet follows the course of the river for a short distance as a sloped revettment wall beyond a flat buttress which marks the termination of the bridge proper; the wall then joins a rubble boundary wall.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its special interest as a late C18 road bridge retaining good character in a prominent location.

Group value with Dolwen Lodge and adjoining gates and gatepiers.

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