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OLD KEITH, BRIDGE OVER RIVER ISLALB35661

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 22/02/1972

Location

  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Burgh: Keith

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NJ 42762 50796
  • Coordinates: 342762, 850796

Description

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

References

Bibliography

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.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

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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.

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