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Allt-y-Cafan Bridge

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llangeler, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 52.0277 / 52°1'39"N

Longitude: -4.3529 / 4°21'10"W

OS Eastings: 238675

OS Northings: 239205

OS Grid: SN386392

Mapcode National: GBR DD.GGXN

Mapcode Global: VH3KP.H9NC

Entry Name: Allt-y-Cafan Bridge

Listing Date: 4 June 1996

Last Amended: 15 August 2001

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25706

Building Class: Transport

Location: Spanning the river Teifi on the County boundary with Ceredigion on the road N of Pentrecwrt.

County: Carmarthenshire

Town: Carmarthen.

Community: Llangeler

Community: Llangeler

Locality: Pentre-cwrt

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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According to a stone plaque, the bridge and road were created through the efforts of John Lloyd Davies of Blaendyffryn, from 1839 to 1841. Large single arch probably intended to minimise flood damage, which swept away the first bridge foundations here in 1840, after £1100 had already been spent on the project.


Rubble stone bridge of 1839 on single massive stone arch, across the Afon Teifi. Arch, springing from flanking squared pilasters, wider to N, has cut stone voussoirs, with arch heads flanked by spandrels with similar dressings. Above arch apex is a raised string course in cut stone. Above this, pilasters taper into coped parapet wall of rubble stone. Parapet rises to N. Bridge extended to N with smaller arch added for the Newcastle Emlyn-Llandysul railway line to pass beneath. Additional arch has grey brick arched head.

Reasons for Listing

Included at II* as an exceptionally fine C19 masonry bridge.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Pont Allt-y-Cafan (Partly in Llangeler Community )
    Deep valley setting, carrying Horeb to Pentre-cwrt by-road over River Teifi (parish and old county b
  • II Henfryn Mill
    At the end of a private access lane leading E of the Pentrecwrt Road, S of Alltycafan Bridge.
  • II Henfryn Cottage
    On a split level terrace on a steep slope overlooking Henfryn Mill. Reached via a private access roa
  • II Henfryn Farmhouse
    At NW of linear farm complex, at the top of a steep ridge overlooking the Afon Teifi.
  • II Shadog Farmhouse
    At SE side of farmyard, within a low, stone walled enclosure. Located at end of private access road.
  • II Outbuilding at Shadog Farm
    Located S of Shadog Farmhouse, at the end of a private access road, E of the farm complex.
  • II Tanralltddu
    At the end of a long farm drive, at the NE side of a small farmyard.
  • II The Old Rectory
    Situated on S side of by-road 40m E of entrance to Bangor Teifi church.

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