SN2016 : Pont Trefechan / Trevaughan Bridge

taken 12 years ago, near to Trevaughan, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Great Britain

Pont Trefechan / Trevaughan Bridge
Pont Trefechan / Trevaughan Bridge
Yr hen enw ar Bont Trefechan yw Pont Eglwysfair Glan Taf. Dyddia'r bont bresennol o'r 18g pan ddymchwelwyd y bont hynafol. Mae'r bont hon i'w weld yn glir ar Fap John Speed (1610). Lledaenwyd ochr ogleddol y bont bresennol yn 1856 a'r ochr ddeheuol yn 1878. Gellir gweld y bwau gwreiddiol o hyd. Pan godwyd y bont fodern newydd tua 1984 bwriad Cyngor Dyfed ar y pryd oedd dymchwel ei chymar hynafol ond, diolch i'r drefn, synnwyr cyffredin a orfu. Roedd Afon Taf, wrth gwrs, yn enwog am ei pherlau.

Formerly known as Pont Eglwys Fair Glan Taf (trans. The bridge near St Mary's Church on the banks of the Taf) the C18 Pont Trefechan (trans. small homestead bridge) replaced an earlier medieval bridge which appears on John Speed's 1610 Map. The northern side of the bridge was widened in 1856 and the southern side in 1878. The original arches are still visible. When the modern bridge was constructed c1984 the then Dyfed Council, in its wisdom, intended to demolish its ancient counterpart. Fortunately common sense prevailed! The River Taf, of course was famous for its pearls.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 January, 2007   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 2005 1617 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.9068N 4:36.7227W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 2003 1619
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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