CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 13170 - Wynnstay Arms bridge

NGR :- SH8984702864 (SH80SE)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Llanbrynmair
Prefered site type :- 19th century - Bridge (Structure - Damaged )

Bridge over River Rhiw Saeson (tributary of River Dyfi) on former turnpike (Fourth District) road from Llanbrynmair to Cemmaes Road (now A489). Single segmental arch rebuilt of stone before 1847. Voussoirs rusticated with V-joints; prominent keystones. Spandrels, wingwalls and parapets of dressed stone in regular courses mostly with scappled surface although some (in parapets) rock-faced. Parapet of three courses with coping. String-courses at carriageway level; carriageway rises in centre. Curved returns ending in newels. Strengthened with tie bars and plates in recent years. Bridge designed or erected by Thomas Penson (1790-1859) (Anthony, C R, 1995).

Sources:-
Anthony, C R , 1995 , "Penson's Progress: the work of a nineteenth-century county surveyor ", The Montgomeryshire Collections 83 , 172 .

record created 12/06/98 , last updated 28/01/03
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2003 (and in part Crown, 2003)



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