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Newcastle Emlyn Bridge

A Scheduled Monument in Llandyfriog (Llandyfrïog), Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.0404 / 52°2'25"N

Longitude: -4.4667 / 4°28'0"W

OS Eastings: 230913

OS Northings: 240868

OS Grid: SN309408

Mapcode National: GBR D7.FQP1

Mapcode Global: VH3KF.JZG7

Entry Name: Newcastle Emlyn Bridge

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2767

Cadw Legacy ID: CM087

Schedule Class: Transport

Category: Bridge

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Ceredigion

Community: Llandyfriog (Llandyfrïog)

Built-Up Area: Newcastle Emlyn

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument consists of the remains of a bridge, dating to the medieval or post-medieval period; likely to have been built in the 18th century it possibly includes some earlier work and was widened in the 19th century. Built of rubble stone, it has 3 elliptical arches, the central arch is higher and broader. There are two cutwaters on the east side, those on west side are covered by bridge widening. The west side has string courses over the arches, stepped over the central arch but not continuing over the north arch. There are rubble parapets and coping stones are in the form of a row of small stones set on edge.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval or 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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