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Crumlin Old Bridge over River Ebbw

A Grade II Listed Building in Newbridge, Caerphilly

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6792 / 51°40'45"N

Longitude: -3.1392 / 3°8'20"W

OS Eastings: 321333

OS Northings: 198443

OS Grid: ST213984

Mapcode National: GBR HZ.5K2B

Mapcode Global: VH6DG.J2T1

Entry Name: Crumlin Old Bridge over River Ebbw

Listing Date: 29 January 1999

Last Amended: 29 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 21257

Building Class: Transport

Location: Just S of and joined to the now pedestrianised former main road bridge over the river.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Crumlin (Crymlyn)

Community: Crumlin

Built-Up Area: Newbridge

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Probably C18 and probably as shown on Tithe Map 1846. The later road bridge over the Ebbw to which it is attached continues over the adjacent railway line, the Western Valley Line constructed c 1850. Stone inscribed 'Mynyddislwyn Highway District MR 188?' is a later insertion; such stones are found elsewhere in the area.

Exterior

A single span humpbacked bridge of stone rubble with splayed approaches. Formerly with flat stone copings only two of which remain, the rest repaired in brick and concrete. Parapet substantially rebuilt in places, using rockfaced stone in place of the original narrower courses of rubble. Deep uneven narrow stone voussoirs. Parapet is very low and the river arch quite wide, thus viewed from the side the structure appears light and graceful.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a rare survival in this area of a river bridge pre-dating the main industrial development.

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