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- Category: A
- Date Added: 22/02/1972
- Local Authority: Moray
- Planning Authority: Moray
- Burgh: Keith
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NJ 42762 50796
- Coordinates: 342762, 850796
Dated 1609 and 1822. Single span narrow, hump-back bridge
linking higher N bank with lower S (approximate directions).
Tooled rubble arch ring and low parapet; widely splayed S
approach with later (probably 20th century stone steps. Worn
coat of arms at E, datestone at W. Approximate span; 27'.
Statement of Special Interest
Oldest dated extant bridge in Moray. Arms of Thomas Moray and
Janet Lindsay who built bridge; their connection with Keith
is not known though Groome recounts that they 'were a worthy
couple who lived close to the ford that formerly existed, and
.... who were so distressed by the cries of persons in danger
that they devoted their savings to the erection of a stone
bridge'. Repaired 1724 and 1822.
Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88
Rev J F S Gordon, THE BOOK OF THE CHRONICLES OF KEITH (1880),
pp. 50-1. Groome's ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND iv (1882),
p. 341. Alistair Scott, BRIDGES I MORAY (1981), no page nos.
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