Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - See Notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 58907 64723
258907, 664723


Alexander Kirkland, architect. George Martin, engineer.

1851-3. Rebuilt in 1851 to replace an early 19th-century

timber footbridge, wrought-ironwork rebuilt 1871 by Bell

and Miller to reduce the camber and increase the dip by 7'.

Suspension bridge over River Clyde with single span of


Pylons are classical triumphal archways composed of fluted

Ionic columns in antis flanked by Doric pilasters (paired

Doric pilasters to bridge face) in polished honey coloured

sandstone, central arch with moulded archivolt and

keystone. These support entablature with deep plain

frieze and cornice with blocking course. The chains break

through the frieze. The deck is made of wrought-iron

lattice girders and suspended on two pairs of 4 and 5 bar

flat link chains. The walkway is tarmacadamed. The

parapet is of thin latticework wrought-iron. The bridge

retains some of its original cast-iron lampbrackets.

Statement of Special Interest

A group with Victoria, Albert Union Railway, King George V and Jamaica bridges.

Originally a halfpenny was charged to pedestrians.

In 1926 girders, suspenders and floor were replaced in steel.



Gomme and Walker 1987, p. 111. J R Hume 1974, p.219.

Peter Verity " The Conservation of Early Iron Suspension Bridges in Scotland" (Edinburgh College of Art Thesis, 1994)

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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