Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


There are no additional online documents for this record.


Date Added
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 76981 49203
376981, 649203


Dated 1641; rebuilt 1843. Single span, round-arched bridge spanning Blackadder Water. Harl-pointed sandstone rubble; polished sandstone dressings; polished and chamfered coping. Outer elevations comprising central arches with raised voussoir surrounds; sandstone corbels beneath surmounting parapets; continuous string courses; carved and dated sandstone plaque to N. Splayed approach wall to NW; remaining walls stepped out either end. Squat, coursed sandstone, square-plan terminating piers; shallow pyramidal caps.

Statement of Special Interest

An impressive structure which still forms part of one of the main roads into and out of Fogo village centre. In 1798, the bridge was recorded as "...the only one in the parish" (STATISTICAL ACCOUNT). The near square-plan sandstone plaque centred in the N parapet is split into 3 - the upper section inscribed with the date '1641' and the initials ?IC MD?. These initials are those of James Cockburn of Chouslie and his wife Marion Douglas, parents of Sir James Cockburn of Ryslaw, who built the bridge. The 2 coats of arms set in the central panel are those of Cockburn of Ryslaw (left) and his wife, Marie Edmonstone (right). The words 'Cokbvrnvs Fecit Nomen Et Ipse Dedit Ryslav' are inscribed below.



Armstrong's map, 1771 (road evident). STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1798) p276. Ordnance Survey Name Book (1856 1858) Reel 62, Book 20, NMRS. RCAHMS INVENTORY OF MONUMENTS AND CONSTRUCTIONS IN THE COUNTY OF BERWICK (1915) 160. J R Hume THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND, Vol. 1 (1976) p81. C A Strang BORDERS AND BERWICK: AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1991) p50. NMRS photographic records BW/2452, BO/BE, BW/52.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at


There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to FOGO BRIDGE

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 16/02/2019 17:39