DERRY ORMOND GARDEN BRIDGE, Betws Bledwrs, Ceredigion 2012

DERRY ORMOND GARDEN BRIDGE, Betws Bledwrs, Ceredigion 2012 - CEREDIGION MANSIONS
Notes on DERRY ORMOND GARDEN BRIDGE, Betws Bledwrs, Ceredigion 2012

An ornate bridge, once one of the main driveways up to the country house of Derry Ormond (demolished 1956) now stands a little forlorn and once formed part of three ponds which sat at the foot of the once great house. The bridge these days carries no visitors, by horse and cart nor motor car and serves no purpose except perhaps to move livestock from one field to another.

My visit was early on a cloudy morn and I was accompanied by birdsong and the babbling brook of the stream Nant Dyfel. Due to the slow rising dawn long exposures of around 6 minutes were used which caused some blurring of the leaves blowing in the wind and the flow of the stream. Above the bridge are ornate iron gates rusting and hanging off their posts and a view can be stolen of Derry Ormond tower. Much high stone work can be easily viewed which obviously created the pond and the flow of water could be contained and controlled. The bridge was once ridged with white marble but this has mostly fallen.
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MYNACHLOG FAWR, Ystrad Fflur, Pontrhydyfendigaid, Ceredigion 2011

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