CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 100035 - Ffrith Packhorse bridge
Scheduled Ancient Monument Fl132(FLT) Listed Building 19387 (II )

NGR :- SJ2863855332 (SJ25NE)
Unitary authority :- Flintshire
Community :- Llanfynydd
Prefered site type :- 18th century ? - Bridge (Structure - Intact )

PACKHORSE BRIDGE PROB BUILT IN MID 18TH CENT CONSISTS OF A SINGLE SEGMENTAL ARCH OF FINISHED ASHLAR WITH AN INNER RING OF SHAPED PROJECTING SLABS.THE ARCH IS 6M WIDE AND CARRIES FOOTPATH 1.8M WIDE. S F132; (CAS 4/12/93)

The following is from Cadw's Listed Buildings database

Situated on the E side of Ffrith at the point at which Cymau Road becomes a track, the bridge carries the road over the River Cedigog.

Said to be a packhorse bridge, probably of C18 date perhaps with earlier origins.

Roughly squared and coursed rubble with a parapet of flat stones. The single-span bridge is skewed and is attached to a stone wall which runs along the N side of Cymau Road on the W side of the bridge, and to a stone wall running along the N side of the river on the E side. The SE side of the bridge terminates with a stone pier.

Listed as a good example of a C18 skewed stone bridge.

Scheduled Ancient Monument No. F132.

E Hubbard, Clwyd, p386.

Sources:-
CCC visit form , 1980 , ,
Cadw AM107 , 1998 , ,
Cadw AM107 , 1999 , ,
Cadw Listing database , 2000 , ,
Lloyd, G , 1957 , "Flintshire packhorse bridges ", Publications of the Flintshire Historical Society Journal 17 , 86 .
OS record card , 1959 , SJ 25 NE 16 ,
Welsh Office , 1962 , ,

record created 31/12/1980 SG80 - copyright CPAT , last updated 16/07/2004
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