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CENARTH BRIDGE

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NPRN 23851

Map Reference SN24SE

Grid Reference SN26924158

Unitary (Local) Authority Carmarthenshire

Old County Cardiganshire

Community Beulah

Type of Site BRIDGE

Broad Class TRANSPORT

Period Post Medieval

Site Description Cenarth Bridge is a road bridge across the riverTeifi, built 1785-7 by David Edwards, one of the bridge-builder sons of the Rev. William Edwards, pioneer of pierced-spandrel bridges at Pontypridd in 1756. Built of rubble stone, it is a three-arch bridge with broad elliptical arches on short stone piers, the arch rings slightly recessed. The two spandrels are pierced by large circular openings to reduce structural weight and allow floodwater through. The rubble stone parapet has rough slate coping. The north-west approach was splayed to widen in 1852, by R. K. Penson.

Reference:
Cadw listed buildings database.
2002.09.25.RCAHMW/SLE

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