Full Report for Listed Buildings


Summary Description of a Listed Buildings


Reference Number
11482
Building Number
 
Grade
II  
Status
Designated  
Date of Designation
22/08/1975  
Date of Amendment
11/03/2003  
Name of Property
Pont-sarn  
Address
 

Location


Unitary Authority
Merthyr Tydfil  
Community
Pant  
Town
 
Locality
Pontsarn  
Easting
304522  
Northing
209748  
Street Side
 
Location
Situated some 150m S of the Pontsarn railway viaduct on a minor road from Pant to Vaynor crossing the Afon Taf Fechan.  

Description


Broad Class
Transport  
Period
 

History
Bridge, built 1864 at a cost of £45. The original wooden bridge was maintained jointly by Vaynor and Merthyr parishes and as a result of their failure to agree it became delapidated and collapsed in June 1864. It is said that part of the costs were met by the Crawshays, major ironmasters in Merthyr. In 1925 and again in 1955 a proposal was made to increase the road width from some 2.7m wide to approximately 6m wide to include a 1m footpath but it met strong opposition and was never proceeded with.  

Exterior
Bridge, rock-faced limestone blocks with single shallow segmental arch and limestone voussiors. Parapets, which return along the SW side of the road, have rock-faced limestone coping repaired in cement in places and reinforced with iron rails on the W side. Roadway is some 2.7m wide.  

Interior
 

Reason for designation
Included as an historically interesting bridge of the later C19 in a precipitous location.  

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