Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 23697 70426
323697, 870426


Circa 1810. Single span arched bridge with sluice gates at S

side. Tooled squared rubble, tooled ashlar dressings.

Segmental-headed segmental arch ring flanked on N (seaward

side) by retaining walls of same height and materials and

linked by continuous bandcourse and parapet.

Statement of Special Interest

Spynie Canal was the culmination of attempts to drain Loch

Spynie (which survives as a small loch) and the low lying

areas between Spynie Palace and Lossiemouth, the surplus

water flowing through sluice gates at Lossiemouth. Thomas

Telford was consulted in 1808 and the contractor for the work

1808-11 was a Mr Hughes, who had worked on the Caledonian

Canal. The unprecedented floods of 1829 caused considerable

damage and subsequently dykes were thrown up along the

canal's banks.



FORRES GAZETTE, 17 September 1884, p. 4, article entitled

'History of Spynie Canal'.

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