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Pont-y-wern

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfihangel Aberbythych, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8601 / 51°51'36"N

Longitude: -4.0301 / 4°1'48"W

OS Eastings: 260297

OS Northings: 219893

OS Grid: SN602198

Mapcode National: GBR DT.SYW2

Mapcode Global: VH4J3.3H9X

Entry Name: Pont-y-wern

Listing Date: 27 August 1999

Last Amended: 27 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22178

Building Class: Transport

Location: In park landscape about 500m to the east of Golden Grove, carrying the private drive from the East (Llandeilo) Lodge to the Mansion. It crosses a small stream in a deep narrow valley.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen

Community: Llanfihangel Aberbythych

Community: Llanfihangel Aberbythych

Locality: Golden Grove Park

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Ornamental bridge on the former principal approach drive through Golden Grove Park.
The architect's drawing for this bridge (received from London, and so very probably from the office of Wyatville) is in the Cawdor Papers, in a bundle of c1831 date. It was perhaps built during the construction of the house to facilitate bringing materials from the direction of Llandeilo. The bridge appears on the 1839 Tithe Plan.
The architect's instructions left it to the mason to decide whether the outer lengths of the parapets were to be plain or formed with balustrades.

Exterior

A fine single-arch estate bridge in limestone. 12m span, carrying a road about 5m in width. Deep segmental arch. Thin voussoirs nearly ½m in depth; thin keystone. Two shallow buttresses each side carried up to form piers in the parapets.
The parapets are in ashlar masonry, each in three lengths articulated by little piers; the central length each side incorporates three sets of balusters. The parapet has a weathering at foot and the top course is chamfered with a slight weathering to the exterior.

Reasons for Listing

A fine estate bridge contemporary with Golden Grove mansion.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Golden Grove Inner East Gate
    At the east entrance to the domestic grounds within Golden Grove park, near the south-west corner of the house.
  • II Golden Grove Garden Seat and Stairs
    Garden features on the entrance axis of the mansion, on the rising ground to the south.
  • II Eagle Lodge
    Within the park of Golden Grove, about 400m south of the North Lodge, to the north side of the drive to the Mansion. Low stone wall at front and side with iron railings; two monolith gatepiers to the
  • II* Golden Grove Mansion
    In park landscape to the south of, and overlooking, the Towy valley, 4 km south-west of Llandeilo. Two gate-lodges to the B4300 at north. A third, which is at the present principal park entrance, is i
  • II Golden Grove Terrace
    Retaining walls and parapets to the north and east of the mansion and service wing of Golden Grove.
  • II Garden Wall of the Former Mansion
    Near the site of the old Golden Grove mansion, about 300m south of the North Lodge, extending from near Garden Cottage to near Eagle Lodge
  • II* Golden Grove Stable Block
    To the west of the service wing at Golden Grove, to which it is linked by yards and a covered way. Rubblestone enclosing wall at north, continuing the line of the terrace wall of the house.
  • II Golden Grove Inner West Gate
    At the west entrance to the domestic grounds within Golden Grove park, near the south-west corner of the stable block.

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