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LETTERFOURIE, CRAIGMIN BRIDGE OVER BURN OF LETTERFOURIE (Ref:15542)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Rathven Parish. It is a category A building and was listed on 22/02/1972.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 441 621.

Description

?Robert Adam, later 18th century. High picturesque 2-tier structure, lower single span supporting double span; rubble, tooled rubble dressings. Tooled rubble arch rings, the upper pair linked by mural passage and with shallow round-headed niche in upper spandrel. End buttresses; undulating low rubble parapet with unfortunate later concrete cope. Spans: lower arch - 36'6" upper arches - 28'

Notes

Most unusual bridge. No drawings nor documentation survive. It is just possible that the lower arch is earlier, but when the mansion was built and a carriage drive required, the second tier was added to accommodate horse drawn vehicles (lower bridge would have had too steep approach over gorge for these). The approach from the west to Letterfourie was by this route.

References

John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND ii (1977), p.184. Alistair Scott, BRIDGES IN MORAY (1981), no p. nos.

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