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Ynys-y-bont Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Crynant, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7378 / 51°44'16"N

Longitude: -3.7495 / 3°44'58"W

OS Eastings: 279289

OS Northings: 205790

OS Grid: SN792057

Mapcode National: GBR H5.1MLB

Mapcode Global: VH5G8.YLM5

Entry Name: Ynys-y-bont Bridge

Listing Date: 1 March 2004

Last Amended: 1 March 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82548

Building Class: Transport

Location: Road bridge crossing the Afon Dulais on the SE side of Treforgan.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Neath

Community: Crynant (Y Creunant)

Community: Crynant

Locality: Treforgan

Built-Up Area: Crynant

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Road bridge said to date from 1814 and to have been designed by William Whittington of Neath. The rock-faced stonework looks however of later C19 date, the arch is skewed with corresponding skewed banding of the soffit masonry.

Exterior

Road bridge, rock faced rubble stone single arched bridge of relatively large span, with rock faced stone large voussoirs and keystone to the arch. Edges of rock-faced arch stones are cut smooth. The stonework of the bridge soffit, in tooled blocks, is finely done, the masonry courses skewed, with rockfaced raised band at base of arch each side. The parapets have been rebuilt in the late C20, possibly with the loss of a string course below, but retaining the original large rock-faced stone coping blocks, raised coping block like short pier just short of NW end of each parapet. The abutments are curved out at the SE end.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its architectural interest as a finely-built skew arch of considerable size.

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