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KILLIN, BRIDGE OF DOCHART OVER FALLS OF DOCHARTLB8275

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 05/10/1971
  • Supplementary Information Updated: 04/05/2006

Location

  • Local Authority: Stirling
  • Planning Authority: Stirling
  • Parish: Killin
  • National Park: Loch Lomond And The Trossachs

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NN 57136 32505
  • Coordinates: 257136, 732505

Description

Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

The renowned Bridge of Dochart spans the Falls of Dochart in an irregular serpentine fashion. Composed of rubble stone, it is dated 1760 and 1831, although these datestones are now much weathered. Its 4 segmental arches of differing widths and 3 culverts are constructed with the help of the rocks in the Falls. The Falls of Dochart and the Bridge of Dochart and Macnab Burial Ground (see separate listing) along with the Breadalbane Folklore Centre are part of a picturesque group made famous in the early 19th century by artists and writers such as Coleridge and Dorothy Wordsworth. The landscape's beauty, of which the bridge forms a critical part continues to attract tourists. It is of importance as a feat of engineering and a scenic contribution to the landscape at the South of Killin.

Statement of Special Interest

The 1831 building work was necessary following flood damage to the principal span.

Category changed B to A, 4 May 2006.

References

Bibliography

New Statistical Account, Killin Parish (1843) p1080; British Bridges (1933) p483; C McKean, Stirling and The Trossachs (1994), p105; Gifford, J et al, The Buildings of Scotland - Stirling and Central Scotland (2002), p552.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for the designation of buildings, monuments, gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields. We also advise Scottish Ministers on the designation of historic marine protected areas.

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

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