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Pont-Sarn

A Grade II Listed Building in Vaynor, Merthyr Tydfil

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7782 / 51°46'41"N

Longitude: -3.3853 / 3°23'7"W

OS Eastings: 304525

OS Northings: 209747

OS Grid: SO045097

Mapcode National: GBR YP.Z2YF

Mapcode Global: VH6CR.8KPN

Entry Name: Pont-Sarn

Listing Date: 17 June 2003

Last Amended: 16 June 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81195

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated some 150m S of the Pontsarn railway viaduct on a minor road from Pant to Vaynor crossing the Afon Taf Fechan.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Town: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Pant

Community: Vaynor

Locality: Pontsarn

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Bridge, built 1864 at a cost of £45. The original wooden bridge was maintained jointly by Vaynor and Merthyr parishes and as a result of their failure to agree it became delapidated and collapsed in June 1864. It is said that part of the costs were met by the Crawshays, major ironmasters in Merthyr. In 1925 and again in 1955 a proposal was made to increase the road width from some 2.7m wide to approximately 6m wide to include a 1m footpath but it met strong opposition and was never proceeded with.

Exterior

Bridge, rock-faced limestone blocks with single shallow segmental arch and limestone voussiors. Parapets, which return along the SW side of the road, have rock-faced limestone coping repaired in cement in places and reinforced with iron rails on the W side. Roadway is some 2.7m wide.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a historically interesting bridge of the later C19.

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