Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 41327 66943
241327, 566943


16th century in origin; 18th century; rebuilt circa 1960. Footbridge over Penkiln Burn, on E-W axis. Double span, with semicircular arches; overflow arch to W smaller. Rubble. Rubble voussoirs. Arches spring from natural rock. Massive cutwater buttress to N. Modern handrail with rubble piers and concrete coping. Adjoined to Cumloden Waulkmill (see separate listing) to NE; rubble walls adjoined to S.

Statement of Special Interest

Queen Mary's Bridge supposedly takes it name from the tradition that Mary Queen of Scots crossed it during her royal progress in 1563. The Bridge is actually called "Penkill Old Bridge" on the OS Map of 1849. The parapets of the bridge were swept away in a flood in circa 1960.



J G Kinna HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF MINNIGAFF (1904) p41. OS Map 1849, Kirkcudbright, Sheet 35.

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