Bridge SE of Maes-gwyn farm
A Grade II Listed Building in Pentrefoelas, Conwy
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Latitude: 53.0569 / 53°3'24"N
Longitude: -3.6961 / 3°41'45"W
OS Eastings: 286423
OS Northings: 352418
OS Grid: SH864524
Mapcode National: GBR 68.CGN1
Mapcode Global: WH66C.6F7C
Entry Name: Bridge SE of Maes-gwyn farm
Listing Date: 19 October 1998
Last Amended: 19 October 1998
Source ID: 20595
Building Class: Transport
Location: The bridge carries the Nebo Road over the Afon Cadnant, approximately 100m SE of Maes-gwyn farm.
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The bridge was probably built in or shortly after 1777 when the new turnpike was established from Cernioge to Llanwrst.
Built of rubble stonework. A segmental arch of c6.5m span composed of voussoirs inset below spandels and flush stone-coped parapets, parallel sided, but the splayed abutments slightly outset and terminating in square piers. The soffit of the bridge is c2.8m above water level, and the carriageway is slightly cambered, 5.5m wide between the 0.5m wide parapets.
Reasons for Listing
Included as a good and well preserved example of a late C18 turnpike bridge in a rural setting.
Other nearby listed buildings
Cowhouse and carthouse at Maes-gwyn
The building is the more easterly of two parallel farm ranges at right angles to the road, opposite Maes-gwyn.
Outbuilding at Maes-gwyn
The building is at right angles to the road, and encloses the front yard of the farmhouse on the SE side.
Cowhouse at Maes-gwyn
The main cowhouse is the more westerly of two parallel farm ranges at right angles to the road, opposite Maes-gwyn.
The farmhouse stands parallel to the road, closing a forecourt.
Farm building at Maes-gwyn
The farm building flanks, on the N side, the yard between the road and the house.
Yr Hen Ysgol
The building lies alongside the road immediately W of the bridge at the sharp bend.
Holyhead Road Bridge at Bron-cadnant
The bridge is 500m E of Pont Hendre-isaf, on the Holyhead Road, W of Pentrefoelas.
Causeway with two bridges at Pont Newydd (partly in Ysbyty Ifan community)
The causeway runs S from a junction with the Holyhead Road, W of Pentrefoelas, carrying a minor road over the Afon Merddwr to farms on the S side of the valley.