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BRIDGE OF BUCHAAM OVER RIVER DONLB16196

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
11/09/1984
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Strathdon
National Park
Cairngorms
NGR
NJ 39092 12814
Coordinates
339092, 812814

Description

1858, John Willet. Road bridge over River Don comprising 2 wide semi elliptical arches with heavy rusticated voussoirs, centre cutwater and paired outer piers rising from broad pilaster buttresses and plain railings. Bullfaced masonry with red sandstone dressings and roll-moulded course at parapet base.

Statement of Special Interest

Described by Hume as a 'particularly handsome' bridge, the Bridge of Buchaam commands an eye catching position as the road turns a sharp bend to cross the River Don in order to avoid Newe Estate land. Together with the Bridge of Newe (listed category C(S

this bridge was built by Sir Charles Forbes of Newe when, in 1856, the main road was diverted in order to enlarge the policies of Castle Newe. The plain metal railings replace masonry parapets.

References

Bibliography

J Hume The Industrial Archaeology of Scotland: The Highlands and Islands (1977), p116. I Shepherd RIAS Gordon (1994), p65.

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