In the Gwynant Valley, Wales. Photograph by Gertrude Jekyll from Old English Household Life, p. 195. According to Jekyll,

The Welsh bridge illustrated is characteristic of the country and in perfect harmony with the sentiment of the rugged mountainous region and the shallow, rushing river. The large stones that form the piers are built up without mortar and are tied by the rough timbers that are built in with them. Above this is the wooden footway. The whole thing is just right; a more exactly built bridge would have a jarring effect in such a place. [192]

Scanned image and text by George P. Landow [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

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Jekyll, Gertrude Old English Household Life: Some Account of Cottage Objects and Country Folk. London: B. T. Batsford, 1925.

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