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MAR LODGE VICTORIA BRIDGELB3002

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
18/03/1985
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Crathie And Braemar
National Park
Cairngorms
NGR
NO 10223 89564
Coordinates
310223, 789564

Description

1905. 3 span decorative lattice girder bridge on battered round-ended piers of bull faced granite coursers. Convex approach walls. Iron horse shoe arch with inscriptions to both faces on S approach (see notes). Simple die blocks and wing retaining wall to N. Ornamental cast iron handrail to carriageway.

Statement of Special Interest

This large and particularly ornate bridge was the main approach to the main Mar Lodge complex. The decorative cast iron balustrade and sturdy granite piers give the bridge a distinctive appearance, which is further enhanced by the horse-shoe arch to the S. The present bridge replaced a timber and stone bridge destroyed in the Muckle Spate of 1829, and some of the cast iron super structure, notably the decorative balustrade, may date from the previous bridge. The horse shoe arch bears the inscriptions 'Edward VII, 1905', and 'Queen Victoria, 1848' and is a significant landscape feature.

References

Bibliography

Older bridge shown on 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey Map (1899-1901). F Jamieson, 'Mar Lodge Estate, Vol I, Documentary Research' NTS, (1998), pp77, 79-80.

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