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GAIRNSHIEL BRIDGE OVER RIVER GAIRNLB6747

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
16/04/1971
Supplementary Information Updated
09/02/2018
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Glenmuick, Tullich And Glengairn
National Park
Cairngorms
NGR
NJ 29488 862
Coordinates
329488, 800862

Description

c.1749. Large, steeply humped, narrow, single arch military road bridge with sweeping parapet to south. Dramatic rural setting. Stone rubble. Thin flag coping to parapet.

Statement of Special Interest

Excellent example of a military road bridge, built on the Military Road from Blairgowrie to Fort George which was completed in 1749. Following the major unrest of Jacobite attacks and the battle of Culloden, the Government began a sequence of road building in the Highlands under General Wade to allow better communications between the Government troops. The Blairgowrie to Fort George Road was established by his successor, William Caulfield.

Change of Category B to A, 9 June, 1994.

Update to Description and Statement of Significance in 2018.

References

Bibliography

1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map, 1866. RCAHMS, NJ20SE1. Jane Geddes, Deeside and the Mearns, 2001 p146

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