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TONGLAND, OLD TONGLAND BRIDGELB17123

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 04/11/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Tongland

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 69699 53655
  • Coordinates: 269699, 553655

Description

Built 1737. 2-arch stone bridge spanning River Dee on Tongland/Kirkcudbright parish boundaries.

2 segmental arches, 100ft approx span in all including

central pier. V-cutwater buttresses flank arches to both

elevations; possibly partially rebuilt or quoin-stones recut.

Narrow rubble voussoirs, rubble soffit and abutments. Dressed

stone to cutwaters and base of central pier. Rubble parapets

rebuilt and now cantilevered out to give footpaths each side.

Original width of carriageway 10ft approx. Parapet with

sandstone coping and slightly splayed embrasures terminating

in pyramidal capstone.

Statement of Special Interest

Apart from minor works to the parapet the bridge is a well

preserved example of early 18th-century work with tall

spectacular arch spans.

References

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NSA.

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Listed Buildings

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