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Pant-y-Goitre Bridge, with approach embankments and flood arches

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llanover, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.7751 / 51°46'30"N

Longitude: -2.946 / 2°56'45"W

OS Eastings: 334827

OS Northings: 208916

OS Grid: SO348089

Mapcode National: GBR F8.Z9W8

Mapcode Global: VH79F.WNF2

Entry Name: Pant-y-Goitre Bridge, with approach embankments and flood arches

Listing Date: 9 December 2005

Last Amended: 9 December 2005

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87210

Building Class: Transport

Location: Carries the main Usk-Abergavenny road over the River Usk about 250m north of Pant-y-Goitre crossroads.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Abergavenny

Community: Llanover (Llanofer)

Community: Llanover

Locality: Llanfair Kilgeddin

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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A very handsome turnpike bridge dating from c1821 and designed and built by John Upton of Gloucester (see also Llanellen Bridge) as a part of the improvements to the Abergavenny-Usk turnpike.


Built of carefully cut and squared red sandstone ashlar in neat courses. Three segmental arches, the central one of steeper shape due to the rise in the road which is flat over the centre one. The voussoirs over each arch are continuous to the parapet, though not single stones, a very unusual feature; triple depressed keystones to each arch. Piers with cutwaters on both sides, a large circular hole and two flanking smaller ones in each pier, with a single small hole to the abutment. The abutments are pierced by cattle-creeps in the form of circular tunnels with neatly cut voussoirs and keyed heads. These are flanked on the river side by a flat faced pilaster and on the land side by a circular pilaster. Continuous dripmould and parapet with flat coping.

Long embankment faced by rubble walling on the north side and shorter one on the south side, both with flood arches.

Reasons for Listing

Listed and highly graded for its special interest as a very elegantly designed three arch bridge from the turnpike age.

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