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- Category: B
- Date Added: 24/03/1988
- Local Authority: Moray
- Planning Authority: Moray
- Burgh: Lossiemouth
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NJ 23697 70426
- Coordinates: 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
FORRES GAZETTE, 17 September 1884, p. 4, article entitled
'History of Spynie Canal'.
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