Listed Building

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NO 45726 78881
345726, 778881


W Grant of Kirriemuir (engineer) and P & W MacLellan, Clutha Iron Works of Glasgow (contractor), 1887. Wrought-iron single-span bow-string bridge with lattice-trussed arched parapets and timber deck. Concrete piers with splayed coped-rubble wing walls. Maker's plate cast onto top of each arched girder. Shield plaque attached to each side parapet inscribed 1874 ERECTED BY THE RIGHT HONORABLE FOX MAULE RAMSAY EARL OF DALHOUSIE

Statement of Special Interest

An estate bridge over River North Esk giving access to Gleneffock Farm, which was leased by the Earl of Wemyss from the Earl of Dalhousie for use as a shooting lodge. The bridge is not particularly remarkable from a structural point of view, but has importance as being a good example of work by the iron founders P & W MacLellan. This firm, which operated from Clutha Foundry, was one of the principal iron works in Glasgow in the 2nd half of the 19th century. They specialised in constructing bridges, and also made pre-fabricated buildings. There are a couple of other bridges by Clutha Ironworks in the vicinity: one downstream at Dalhastrie (Edzell Parish); the other in Stracathro Parish over the West Water.



Ordnance Survey Name Book, FORFARSHIRE, PARISH OF LOCHLEE, Book 63.

Shown on 2nd Edition OS map (1900).

Information courtesy of David Mitchell and Mark Watson.

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