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Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 15/12/1992
  • Last Date Amended: 24/02/2011
  • Supplementary Information Updated: 24/02/2011


  • Local Authority: Fife
  • Planning Authority: Fife
  • Parish: Kingsbarns

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NO 60359 11241
  • Coordinates: 360359, 711241


Circa 1800-30. Run of 6 decorative single-span segmental-arched cast iron footbridges crossing burn, set within designed landscape of Cambo House. Some with cast-iron balusters and stone abutments. Pierced arch ring, with series of rings in spandrels and with moulded band at top. Some bridges in poor condition.

BRIDGES 1, 2 & 3 (from S to N): (NO 60366 11221, NO 60359 11241 & NO 60370 11301). Bridges 1 & 2 form a pair both with elaborate cast-iron balusters with curvilinear and geometric patterns floral detail and with open splayed ends. Bridges 2 & 3 are situated within the walled garden (see separate listing) and have timber decking. Bridge 3 has later timber railing.

BRIDGES 4, 5 & 6 (from S to N): (NO 60424 11480, NO 60622 11593 & NO 60776 11657). Run of 3 bridges in woodland. Bridge 4 with slender cast-iron balusters and railing with curved ends. Others with modern timber railings.

Statement of Special Interest

This run of six decorative cast-iron footbridges form an important part of the designed landscape at Cambo House (see separate listing). They are likely to date from the early part of the 19th century which makes them important survivors from this period, when cast iron was being developed as a structural material. Two of the bridges have particularly fine ornamental balusters and these sit one within and one just outside the walled garden. It is likely that the other bridge within the walled garden shared these decorative balusters. Bridges within walled gardens are not common features in Scotland which makes this set particularly notable, and especially since they date form this early period. The three bridges on the woodland walk seem to have had simpler railings, which would have been appropriate to their less formal setting.

It is possible that the balusters may be later in date than the arches.

4 of the bridges previously listed separately; one at category A and 3 at category B.



1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map, 1852-5. Other information courtesy of owner.

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