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Pont Newydd (Southern)

A Scheduled Monument in Pentrefoelas, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.0464 / 53°2'47"N

Longitude: -3.6995 / 3°41'58"W

OS Eastings: 286167

OS Northings: 351256

OS Grid: SH861512

Mapcode National: GBR 68.D1TS

Mapcode Global: WH66C.4PLD

Entry Name: Pont Newydd (Southern)

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3594

Cadw Legacy ID: DE099

Schedule Class: Transport

Category: Bridge

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Conwy

Community: Pentrefoelas

Traditional County: Denbighshire


Single span mostly coursed rubble bridge with modern concrete carriageway and rubble-built parapet across, and askew to, Afon Merddwr a few metres upstream of its junction with Afon Cadnant. Very neat, repointed appearance. Single, partly dressed stone arch-ring and hemispherical rubble voussoired arch inset. Rubble keystones. Datestone on interior of W. parapet.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of post medieval construction and transport. 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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