Full Report for Listed Buildings


Summary Description of a Listed Buildings


Reference Number
9881
Building Number
 
Grade
II*  
Status
Designated  
Date of Designation
21/09/1964  
Date of Amendment
15/03/1996  
Name of Property
Cenarth Bridge (partly in Carmarthen District)  
Address
 

Location


Unitary Authority
Ceredigion  
Community
Beulah  
Town
 
Locality
Cenarth  
Easting
226916  
Northing
241581  
Street Side
 
Location
Situated on A484, spanning Teifi at Cenarth Falls. Half of one span being in Cenarth Community, Carmarthenshire.  

Description


Broad Class
Transport  
Period
 

History
1785-7 road bridge across the Teifi, by David Edwards, one of the bridge-builder sons of the Rev. William Edwards, pioneer of pierced-spandrel bridges at Pontypridd 1756. The NW approach was splayed to widen in 1852, by R. K. Penson.  

Exterior
Rubble stone three-arch bridge. 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. Rubble stone parapet with rough slate coping.  

Interior
 

Reason for designation
Listed as One of the finest bridges in the area, typical of the designs of the Edwards family. Scheduled Ancient Monument: Cm 17  

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