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Latitude: 52.7922 / 52°47'31"N
Longitude: -4.0265 / 4°1'35"W
OS Eastings: 263451
OS Northings: 323552
OS Grid: SH634235
Mapcode National: GBR 5V.X0DX
Mapcode Global: WH56F.32XR
Entry Name: Pont Scethin
Scheduled Date: 19 June 1989
Source ID: 3238
Cadw Legacy ID: ME126
Schedule Class: Transport
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
Community: Dyffryn Ardudwy
Traditional County: Merionethshire
A stone bridge over the Afon Ysgethin, now seeming to be in the middle of nowhere but on what was once an important drovers' route.
The single arch is relatively high, flooding of the river was presumably the main reason for building the bridge - it would be possible to cross the river when in normal flow almost without getting one's feet wet), and there are low parapets (c. 0.5 m) built of stone which could equally well be described as thick slabs or elongated blocks. These are large and would have been quite difficult to manoeuvre and transport. The footway between them is just under 2 m wide at the narrowest point, and has been roughly concreted in the past.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of post-medieval transport techniques. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.
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