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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
John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND ii (1977),
p.184. Alistair Scott, BRIDGES IN MORAY (1981), no p. nos.
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