Pont y Forwyn
A Grade II Listed Building in Llansantffraid (Llansanffraid), Powys
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Latitude: 52.776 / 52°46'33"N
Longitude: -3.174 / 3°10'26"W
OS Eastings: 320898
OS Northings: 320472
OS Grid: SJ208204
Mapcode National: GBR 6Y.Y3H7
Mapcode Global: WH793.6HT5
Entry Name: Pont y Forwyn
Listing Date: 2 March 2004
Last Amended: 2 March 2004
Source ID: 82582
Building Class: Transport
Location: Carrying the B4393 over the Afon Cain.
Community: Llansantffraid (Llansanffraid)
Locality: Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain village
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
Probably early C19. As an important bridge Pont y Forwyn may predate the era of County bridges; but it has the type of parapet typical of the work of the County Surveyor, Thomas Penson, from c.1821.
A single arch bridge of segmental form with a span of about 10 m., in local shaley stone. Plain voussoirs without differentiation of the keystone. Simple string course at the base of the parapets.
The carriageway is about 6 m wide between narrow orthostat parapets. These are slightly tapering with a top chamfer. Slight pier at each corner.
Reasons for Listing
An important bridge of good early C19 character.
Other nearby listed buildings
At the boundary between Llansantffraid and LLanfechain Communities. Reached along farm lane off N side of B4393, beside Foel Hill, approximately 1km W of Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain. Faces N across fa
Barn at Ffinnant
At the boundary between Llansantffraid and Llanfechain Communities. Reached along farm lane off N side of B4393, beside Foel Hill, approximately 1km W of Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain. Set in the slope
Carrying the B4383 over the River Brogan.
Lychgate to Llansantffraid Cemetery
To west of village, north of the road to Llanfechain.
Carrying the A495 across the Afon Cain, ½ km south-west of Llansantffraid.
At east side of Winllan Road, 150 m north of the Lion Hotel.
Reached by a farm track to the east side of a minor road branching west from the A495 at Cross Keys, about 1½ km south-west of Llansantffraid village.
About 100 m north of the Lion Hotel, at the east side of Winllan Road.