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Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 22/02/1972


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Rathven

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NJ 44103 62126
  • Coordinates: 344103, 862126


?Robert Adam, later 18th century. High picturesque 2-tier

structure, lower single span supporting double span; rubble,

tooled rubble dressings. Tooled rubble arch rings, the upper

pair linked by mural passage and with shallow round-headed

niche in upper spandrel. End buttresses; undulating low

rubble parapet with unfortunate later concrete cope.

Spans: lower arch - 36'6"

upper arches - 28'

Statement of Special Interest

Most unusual bridge. No drawings nor documentation survive.

It is just possible that the lower arch is earlier, but when

the mansion was built and a carriage drive required, the

second tier was added to accommodate horse drawn vehicles

(lower bridge would have had too steep approach over gorge

for these). The approach from the west to Letterfourie was by

this route.




p.184. Alistair Scott, BRIDGES IN MORAY (1981), no p. nos.

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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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

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