Y Bont Fawr - Llanrwst Bridge -Snowdonia by Trevor Kersley

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Y Bont Fawr – Llanrwst Bridge
Built of roughly coursed local slate and gritstone rubble, the steeply ramped Llanrwst Bridge, or Y Bont Fawr, with its three segmental arches and cut-waters has dominated the life of the market town since it was first built in 1636.
From the ’ Calendar of Wynn Papers’ we find that there was an earlier bridge. The paper is dated 1626 ten years before the erection of the present bridge.
The date 1636 is found twice on the bridge together with the Stuart Arms with the initials ‘CR’ (Carolus Rex/King Charles) and the Prince of Wales feathers flanked by the intials ’CP (Carolus Princeps / Prince Charles). The sundail is much later and celebrates the tercentenary of the bridge.

History of Llanrwst
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Y Bont Fawr – Llanrwst Bridge
Built of roughly coursed local slate and gritstone rubble, the steeply ramped Llanrwst Bridge, or Y Bont Fawr, with its three segmental arches and cut-waters has dominated the life of the market town since it was first built in 1636.
From the ’ Calendar of Wynn Papers’ we find that there was an earlier bridge. The paper is dated 1626 ten years before the erection of the present bridge.
The date 1636 is found twice on the bridge together with the Stuart Arms with the initials ‘CR’ (Carolus Rex/King Charles) and the Prince of Wales feathers flanked by the intials ‘CP (Carolus Princeps / Prince Charles). The sundail is much later and celebrates the tercentenary of the bridge.
From ’The Historic Architecture of Wales’ by J.B.Hilling is found the following:
‘Throughout Wales, many other bridges were built or rebuilt in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, but none approaches the supreme confidence of the Pont Fawr at Llanrwst, nor its elegance.’

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Comments

  • ChelseaBlue
    ChelseaBluealmost 6 years ago

    Nice shot, well captured

  • Thank you for your comments

    – Trevor Kersley

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful, very nice work! It’s especially nice to have the attached history.

  • Thanks for the comments.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • TFFDavid
    TFFDavidalmost 6 years ago

    I think this is a great photograph. The scenery around there is beautiful and you have captured that beauty, perfectly.

  • Thanks David…I visit there every year..(my gggrandparents were born there)..a beautiful place to visit.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • TFFDavid
    TFFDavidalmost 6 years ago

    I would love to go there one day. I have never been to Wales before.

  • Alice Oates
    Alice Oatesalmost 6 years ago

    Well captured bridge, really nice.

  • Thanks Alice

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Tamara Valjean
    Tamara Valjeanalmost 6 years ago

    Great capture, love this image! Congrats on the feature.

  • Thank you for your kind comeents.

    – Trevor Kersley

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    NatureGreeting...almost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous Image, and stream! Congrats on your feature in Stream Crossings!

  • Thanks very much.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful scene!!! Congratulations on having your wonderful work featured!!! :o))

  • Thank you for the very nice comments

    – Trevor Kersley

  • StuartR
    StuartRalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely view of a beautiful part of the world.

  • Thank you…yes I love this part of the world also.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • sunshine0
    sunshine0almost 6 years ago

    Great depth of field! Would make a great postcard!

  • Thank you very much for your comments.

    – Trevor Kersley

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