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Pistyll y Ceunant Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanwddyn, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7743 / 52°46'27"N

Longitude: -3.4923 / 3°29'32"W

OS Eastings: 299429

OS Northings: 320673

OS Grid: SH994206

Mapcode National: GBR 6J.YB5Z

Mapcode Global: WH67T.BJ8K

Entry Name: Pistyll y Ceunant Bridge

Listing Date: 26 February 2003

Last Amended: 21 May 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80920

Building Class: Transport

Location: On the south lakeside road 2.7 km from the Vyrnwy Dam.

County: Powys

Community: Llanwddyn

Community: Llanwddyn

Locality: Lake Vyrnwy

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

One of a series of bridges erected over side streams for the 17-km Lake Vyrnwy perimeter road, c.1890. Straddles the pool at the foot of Pistyll y Ceunant.

Exterior

A single-arch bridge with a span of about 12 m, faced in sneck-coursed, rock-faced masonry, although the
interior of the arch appears to be in brick. Voussoirs about 0.8 m in height, and a very large rock-faced
keystone projecting slightly below the intrados, but not quite touching the string course. The string
course at the base of the parapet wall and the coping are both chisel-drafted at the margins and rough-hewn.

Carriageway about 5 m wide.

Reasons for Listing

One of a set of bridges, in various monumental styles and evidently designed by different hands, related to
the exploitation of the Reservoir perimeter road for its touristic potential, and closely related to the
management of the Reservoir estate.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Pont Ty-uchaf
    On the north lakeside road 3.0 km from the Vyrnwy Dam.

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