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CARDROSS BRIDGE OVER RIVER FORTHLB13871

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/10/1971
Supplementary Information Updated
05/10/2011
Local Authority
Stirling
Planning Authority
Stirling
Parish
Port Of Menteith
NGR
NS 59884 97272
Coordinates
259884, 697272

Description

1774; parapet rebuilt circa 1972. 3-span, segmental arched bridge; 200 feet in length with coped parapet walls and splayed approaches. Rubble construction; bull-faced piers and cutwaters; rough dressed voussoirs and copes. Triangular cutwaters to piers.

Statement of Special Interest

Cardross Bridge is good example of an 18th century bridge and a significant feature in the landscape. Although partially rebuilt there has been a bridge at this strategic position since at least the late 18th century. It connects the parishes of Kippen and Port of Montieth, by carrying the B8034 public road over the River Forth. This early bridge has good stonework detailing such as prominent and well detailed cutwaters.

The bridge was built by the government from the revenues of forfeited lands. This is reference in a panel to the S face of the E abutment, with inscription: "THIS BUILDING ERECTED A.D. 1774 / HIS MAJESTY / GAVE IN AID TO IT OUT OF THE ANNEXED / ESTATES £250 STR. / VIATOR / TUTO TRANSEAS / SIS / MEMOR / REGII / BENEFICII" (Traveller, may you cross safely. Be mindful of the Royal benefaction). This panel is now obscured (possibly removed) by an early 21 century gabion wall.

Bridge previously a Scheduled Monument. Removed from Schedule on 19 July 2011.

List description updated 2011.

References

Bibliography

Evident on J Grassom's map To the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the County of Stirling (1817), NW Sheet. RCAHMS Stirlingshire: An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments, Vol 2 (1963), pp 409-410. J R Hume, The Industrial Archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands (1977), p279. C McKean, Stirling and the Trossachs: An Illustrated Architectural Guide (1994), p117.

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