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GLEN TANAR ESTATE, PORPHARY BRIDGE OVER WATER OF TANARLB47092

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 30/03/2000

Location

  • Local Authority: Aberdeenshire
  • Planning Authority: Aberdeenshire
  • Parish: Aboyne And Glen Tanar
  • National Park: Cairngorms

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NO 46099 94111
  • Coordinates: 346099, 794111

Description

Probably George Truefitt, later 19th century. Single span, segmental-arched rustic bridge over the Water of Tanar. Squared and snecked rough-faced granite; rough-faced granite arch-ring with keystone; splayed wing walls; roughly cut granite rubble parapet.

Statement of Special Interest

The Glen Tanar Estate was originally a deer forest which was part of the Aboyne Castle Estate. In 1869 Sir William Cunliffe Brooks, a Manchester banker and MP, bought the estate from the 10th Marquis of Huntly. Brooks employed Thomas Mawson to layout the garden and estate, George Truefitt as architect, and 250 masons to construct the buildings, built of granite quarried locally. The NMRS Photo Album contains a drawing by George Truefitt labelled "Porphyry Bridge, October 14 1879" which appears to be this bridge, suggesting that Truefitt was probably the designer.

References

Bibliography

NMRS Photo Album No 194, GEORGE TRUEFITT AT GLEN TANAR 1875-85 DRAWINGS, p18; 2nd (1902) EDITION OS MAP.

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Listed Buildings

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