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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
Source ID: 80920
Building Class: Transport
Location: On the south lakeside road 2.7 km from the Vyrnwy Dam.
Locality: Lake Vyrnwy
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
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.
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.
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.
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