Listed Building

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COALTOWN OF BALGONIE, BARREL BRIGLB42980

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
01/03/1996
Supplementary Information Updated
05/04/2016
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Parish
Markinch
NGR
NT 30765 98330
Coordinates
330765, 698330

Description

Early 18th century. Double arch bridge with cutwater buttresses to centre pier. Rubble spandrels with squared and coursed rubble soffits.

Statement of Special Interest

Barrel Brig, a pack horse bridge, was erected prior to 1725 when it was described by a Laird of Balfour as the "New Bridge". The Old Statistical Account notes "there are several bridges within the bounds of this parish; but 3 only of such consequence as to deserve notice; one over the Orr....is very old and narrow"; built by James Bethune some 260 years earlier (than the OSA) this probably refers to an earlier bridge on or near this site.Formerly a scheduled monument. Scheduled on 19/01/1979 and descheduled on 23/03/2016.

References

Bibliography

Wemyss Environmental Education Centre WEST WEMYSS STATION TO MARKINCH (1989), p11.

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