Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
South Ayrshire
Planning Authority
South Ayrshire
NS 33241 17836
233241, 617836


15th century, repaired 1832. Broad wing-walled approach narrowing to steep single segmental-arched rubble-built bridge. Dressed stone arch ring; spandrels; cobbled crossing surface. 3 iron bollards to N approach, 2 iron bollards to S approach.

Statement of Special Interest

Described by Groome as, "... a gaunt structure of great antiquity, famous for the fight between Cassillis and Bargeny (1601), more famous for its part in Tam O'Shanter..." Currently in use as a footbridge.



Andrew Armstrong's A New Map of Ayrshire, 1775 (evident); THE NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND (1845), p26; FH Groome ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND, Vol 1 (1892), p44; THE THIRD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND: AYRSHIRE (1951), p534; John Hume THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND, Vol 1 (1976), p45; John Strawhorn THE HISTORY OF AYR (1989), pp46, 48-9, 135; Rob Close AYRSHIRE AND ARRAN (1992), p157; Dane Love PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AYR (1995), p27.

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