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This building is in the Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Burgh. It is a category A building and was listed on 22/01/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NT 1462 6907.


Probably Alexander Laing after designs by William Adam, circa 1786. Round-arched, single-span bridge carrying avenue to Dalmahoy House over Gogar Burn. Droved ashlar with polished ashlar impost continuing as string course; moulded archivolt. Random rubble abutments advanced at angle beyond line of bridge, droved quoins on left and right corner. Ashlar parapet fluted with moulded coping; paterae at regular intervals, 2 above bridge span and 1 at centre of abutments. Armorial plaque above crown of bridge on each side.


The drawings in the SRO are proposals for a new bridge on the road to the N gate by Alexander Laing architect. Laing carried out a lot of work at Dalmahoy and about this time, 1787, was building the new offices at Dalmahoy. Dalmahoy House, North entrance gates and North lodge are listed separately.


C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978) p167. SRO drawings, GD150/3504/19, proposed new bridge on the road to the N gate, Alexander Laing, 1785 & 1787, also letters regarding the building of bridge (information courtesy of the NMRS).

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