Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
NT 45495 40123
345495, 640123


1815 (dated on keystone). Substantial road bridge with 4 segmental arches of differing widths. Roughly squared whinstone rubble with dressed voussiors. Parapets with pink sandstone copes. Wide central arch flanked by pilaster buttresses. 3 later, raking buttresses to S side and one to N side. Dentiled string course over smaller arch to far E.

Statement of Special Interest

A substantial rubble-built, early 19th century road bridge. Its simple four-arch construction carries the B710 (formerly part of the old road leading from Dalkeith to Selkirk) across the Gala Water on the Eastern edge of the Bowland Estate. The raking buttresses, providing additional support, are later 20th century additions. Repairs carried out by the local authority in 2006 included removing late 20th century cast-iron railings and rebuilding the central section to form a continous masonry parapet in line with its original 1815 configuration.

Change of Category from B to C(S) and list description updated at resurvey (2009).



New Statistical Account Of Scotland, Vol I - Edinburghshire (1843) p423. 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map (1856). Object Name Book of the Ordnance Survey - No 68 (1936) p15. Colin E McWilliam, Buildings of Scotland: Lothian (Except Edinburgh (1978) p444.

About 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.

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