Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 77549 98219
277549, 898219


Thomas Telford, 1815-18 alterations, Joseph Mitchell,

1837. 6-arched rubble bridge; dressed rubble arch rings

and parapet; triangular cutwaters on north side. Each arch

fitted with flood-gates and hoisting gear. Small winch

house flanks each side of bridge.

Keeper's cottage; Single storey, wide 3-bay cottage with

advanced and gabled centre bay. Entrance in south

re-entrant angle masked by porch. All harled with tooled

ashlar margins. Hoodmoulded tripartite in centre gable;

similar bipartites in outer bays. Some small pane glazing

survives; paired ridge stacks; slate roof with projecting

joisted eaves.

Statement of Special Interest

Strathfleet closed by 1000 yard long eastern mound,

connected to north bank by bridge. Flood-gates hold back

water as tide rises, and allow fresh water to escape as

tide recedes.

Flood-gates now operated by engine. Considerable cost of

$12,500 shared by County of Sutherland, Lord Gower

($8,000, Sutherland Estates) and Parliamentary

Commissioners. 400 acres, previously covered with water

at high tide, drained.

Originally 4 arch bridge; 2 further arches added by

Joseph Mitchell, 1837.



Thomas Telford, AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ATLAS (1838) (ed. John

Rickman) p.392-4.

A R B Haldane, NEW WAYS THROUGH THE GLENS (1962 and 73)



(1977) p.313.

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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