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Bridge over Cwm Trafle SE of Ty Dabuan

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwrthwl, Powys

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Latitude: 52.2351 / 52°14'6"N

Longitude: -3.4745 / 3°28'28"W

OS Eastings: 299400

OS Northings: 260682

OS Grid: SN994606

Mapcode National: GBR YK.1BSV

Mapcode Global: VH5D3.Q2JW

Entry Name: Bridge over Cwm Trafle SE of Ty Dabuan

Listing Date: 14 November 2000

Last Amended: 14 November 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 24381

Building Class: Transport

Location: On a minor road between Llysdinam and Ty Dabuan approximately 0.3km SSE of Ty Dabuan.

County: Powys

Community: Llanwrthwl

Community: Llanwrthwl

Locality: Cwm Trafle

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

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Built in 1839 by Thomas Price of Llangammarch, for the country estate of James Watt of Soho, Birmingham, the son of the famous inventor (the details are recorded on a tablet on the parapet). One of 3 surviving estate bridges built by Price in 1839.


A single-carriageway rubble-stone bridge with stepped abutments and parapets. A round arch with hammer-dressed voussoirs and projecting key is set back from the face of the bridge behind dressed quoins. The abutments and parapet curve outwards, more pronounced on the downstream side, and terminate with simple square piers. A dated tablet is set into the parapet on the upstream side. The flat copings are partly replaced in concrete.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a good though simple early C19 road bridge and as one of a series of 3 estate bridges built across Cwm Trafle.

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