Pont y Ceunant (partly in Llandygai community)
A Grade II Listed Building in Llanllechid, Gwynedd
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Latitude: 53.1582 / 53°9'29"N
Longitude: -4.0461 / 4°2'46"W
OS Eastings: 263286
OS Northings: 364295
OS Grid: SH632642
Mapcode National: GBR 5T.51LW
Mapcode Global: WH54G.TWG7
Entry Name: Pont y Ceunant (partly in Llandygai community)
Listing Date: 9 March 2000
Last Amended: 9 March 2000
Source ID: 22974
Building Class: Transport
Location: Spanning the Afon Ogwen near the point where the minor road through Nant Ffrancon meets the A 5 at Tyn-y-maes.
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Constructed on the course of the so-called "old road" along the remote Ogwen Valley, an improvement by the Penrhyn Estate in 1790-1 of what Thomas Pennant had described as "the most dreadfull horsepath in Wales". This road was effectively superseded as the main through route along the valley by the building of the turnpike road (the line of the present A5) on its eastern side in 1802. The Afon Ogwen here forms the boundary with the Llandygai community.
Roughly coursed rubblestone with stone-on-edge coping. Twin arches, both round-headed with voussoirs and arch-rings.
Reasons for Listing
Included as a small late C18 bridge of traditional vernacular character, important also for the evidence it provides of improving transport and communications at this period.
Other nearby listed buildings
Pont y Ceunant (partly in Llanllechid community)
Spanning the Afon Ogwen near the point where the minor road through Nant Ffrancon meets the A 5 at Tyn-y-maes.
Slate fencing, rubblestone walling and privies at Ceunant
Slate fencing and rubblestone walling defining boundaries of Ceunant; privies in cottage gardens.
Outbuildings at Ceunant
One outbuilding situated on main approach to cottages, other straddling southern boundary of left cottage.
Situated in remote position at end of short rough track running off the road directly to the north-east of Pont y Ceunant; there is a steep drop immediately to the west of the rear gardens of the cott
Situated immediately to north of Capel Bethel; low rubblestone wall to front breached by vehicular access.
Situated on eastern side of the A 5 at southern end of Tyn-y-maes; low rubblestone wall to front with slate coping and plain iron railings has slightly recessed entrance with square piers and iron gat
Situated close to the track to Plas Penisarnant off the A 5 south of Bethesda; set directly on road abutting rubblestone boundary wall.
At the foot of Nant Ffrancon, between the A5 and the river Ogwen, in wooded grounds.