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Brecon Bridge

A Scheduled Monument in Brecon (Aberhonddu), Powys

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Latitude: 51.9476 / 51°56'51"N

Longitude: -3.3937 / 3°23'37"W

OS Eastings: 304304

OS Northings: 228593

OS Grid: SO043285

Mapcode National: GBR YP.MDTQ

Mapcode Global: VH6BZ.497T

Entry Name: Brecon Bridge

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1702

Cadw Legacy ID: BR004

Schedule Class: Transport

Category: Bridge

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Powys

Community: Brecon (Aberhonddu)

Built-Up Area: Brecon

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument consists of the remains of a stone-built bridge with seven arches dating to the post-medieval period. The bridge is recorded as being built in 1563 and was altered in 1772, 1794 and 1801. In the twentieth century the bridge was widened to accommodate the modern road and concrete footways were added on each side.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of post-medieval construction techniques and transportation systems. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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