Full Report for Listed Buildings


Summary Description of a Listed Buildings


Reference Number
2704
Building Number
 
Grade
II*  
Status
Designated  
Date of Designation
18/11/1980  
Date of Amendment
06/12/2005  
Name of Property
New Bridge  
Address
 

Location


Unitary Authority
Monmouthshire  
Community
Llanhennock  
Town
Newport  
Locality
Newbridge-on-Usk  
Easting
338498  
Northing
194797  
Street Side
 
Location
Crossing the River Usk east of Tredunnock village and joining the Communities of Llanhennock and Llantrisant.  

Description


Broad Class
Transport  
Period
 

History
Road bridge over the Usk, built in 1779, said by Coxe to have been designed by William Edwards, noted bridge builder of Pontypridd Bridge, or by one of his sons. A bridge was first recorded in 1521 when John Thomas left 3/4d towards building Tredynog Bridge, a timber bridge which was later collapsed. The 1779 bridge was built by Walter Bowen and Christopher Thorn, and was damaged by flood while being built. Little altered from its first appearance apart from having rebuilt parapets.  

Exterior
Road bridge of thin coursed red sandstone, with heavier stonework to rebuilt parapets. Three elliptical arches, central one being both wider and higher. Large, sharply angled cutwaters, with triple setbacks up to pedestrian refuges. Flush, plain concrete-coped parapet of squared rubble stone. The parapet continues some 28m east, curving slightly north. The carriageway, which appears never to have been widened, is only about 3.2m wide. The eastern half of the bridge is listed in Llantrisant Fawr Community.  

Interior
 

Reason for designation
Included and highly graded as an elegant Georgian triple-arched bridge of considerable scale which is probably the work of the noted Edwards bridge building family.  

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