Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
East Linton
NT 59261 77111
359261, 677111


Mid-late 16th century, with later alterations and repairs

dated 1763 and 1934. 2 arched, ribbed bridge over River

Tyne, (carrying old post road), aligned NW and SE 98 ft

length, 31 ft 6 ins above river bed squared and coursed

red and yellow sandstone.

Central pier with stepped cutwater of droved masonry;

upper cut water 6 ft high. 2 segmental arches tied with

rods and straps, with yellow chamfered voussoirs. 4

chamfered ribs to soffits, flanked by 3 ft wide unribbed

strips with keystone dated 1763. Impost moulding to

abutments, discontinued where widened at SE.

Abutments splayed onto banks. Parapet of gablet coped

coursed sandstone; string course and 3 red sandstone dies.

Statement of Special Interest

Repair before parliament in 1625, 1639 and 1661. Keystone date

1763 presumably refers to widening. Concrete laid on extrados

of arches circa 1884 parapets raised circa 1895. Further repairs

indicated by incised date 1934. Arrangement of chamfered ribs

and impost moulding at springing-line similar to Abbey Bridge, near

Haddington. A stone bridge existed here in 1547, crossed by

English infantry and destroyed to delay their retreat.

Probably rebuilt circa 1560.

Formerly a ford was situated about 100 yds upstream. A

shallow weir runs NE from the central pier. Bridge adjoins

No 5 Bridge End to NW.



"Archaeology on a Great Post Road", A Graham. PROCEEDINGS


'Bridges and Roads in Scotland", T Ruddock, LOADS AND ROADS

IN SCOTLAND AND BEYOND, ed. A Fenton and G Stell 1984 pp


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.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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