Listed Building

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NEWBATTLE ABBEY POLICIES, MAIDEN BRIDGELB14564

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Group Category Details
100000019 - see notes
Date Added
22/01/1971
Supplementary Information Updated
12/04/2016
Local Authority
Midlothian
Planning Authority
Midlothian
Parish
Newbattle
NGR
NT 33673 66590
Coordinates
333673, 666590

Description

Later 15th century. Single span, arched bridge over the River South Esk. Sandstone rubble with ribbed soffit; hoodmoulds; buttresses; coped parapet (probably rebuilt); cobbled and gravel road surface. Narrow slit opening with stone cill in NE buttress; doorway in SE parapet wall.

Statement of Special Interest

A-Group with Newbattle Abbey, Newbattle Abbey Policies Fernery, Grotto and Ice House, Lothian Burial Ground, Monkland Wall, North and South Sundials, Port Lodge, Newbattle Road and Abbey Road Wall and Gatepiers, Lamb s Nursery, Archbishop Leighton s House, 1-5 Riverside Cottages, Old Bridge, Newmills Road, Dalkeith Lodge in Dalkeith Burgh and The King s Gate in Cockpen Parish. A bridge appears on Bleau s 1654 map connecting the Abbey to East Mills, (later Easthouses) and the name first appears on Knox s 1812 Map. Outstanding early and largely complete medieval hump-backed bridge presumably built to connect the monastic estate to Dalkeith. Possibly named after the Abbey s dedication to St Mary or after Princes Margaret s visit to Newbattle Abbey in 1503 whilst meeting her bridgegroom King James IV.

The monument was scheduled 09/05/1935 and descheduled on 11/04/2016.

References

Bibliography

J Bleau, LOTHIAN AND LINLITQUO Map, 1654; J Knox, MAP OF THE SHIRE OF EDINBURGH, 1812; THE NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, Vol 1, 1839; 1st Edition OS Map, 1854; Groome, ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND, 1884; J C Carrick, THE ABBEY OF S. MARY NEWBOTTLE, 1907, p53; RCAHMS, INVENTORY FOR MIDLOTHIAN AND WEST LOTHIAN, 1929, Inv No 188; Editor A Fenton and G Stell, LOADS AND ROADS IN SCOTLAND, 1984, p87.

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