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Latitude: 55.8309 / 55°49'51"N
Longitude: -2.1252 / 2°7'30"W
OS Eastings: 392255
OS Northings: 659750
OS Grid: NT922597
Mapcode National: GBR F1L0.PM
Mapcode Global: WH9Y3.BP7T
Plus Code: 9C7VRVJF+9W
Entry Name: Railway Bridge, Ayton
Listing Name: Railway Bridges, Near Peelwalls House
Listing Date: 28 September 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 330185
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: East Berwickshire
Traditional County: Berwickshire
Robert Dodds, 1845, with later additions and alterations. 2 linked single arched railway bridges, set at angles, spanning separate roads. Pointed rubble (squared and snecked in part); sandstone ashlar dressings; rubble abutments; coursed soffits; rubble wing walls.
W BRIDGE: large, segmental-arched opening; raised voussoirs; flanking full-height, slightly projecting pilasters with raised quoins to inner angles. Raised string courses beneath coped parapets with sandstone plaques centred above openings, inscribed 'North British Railway, Ayton Contract, Robert Dodds Contractor, 1845.'
E BRIDGE: smaller, round-arched opening; panelled voussoirs. Raised string courses beneath coped parapets; projecting wing walls (built up in part). Small, round-arched opening spanning stream to SW.
A relatively intact pair of railway bridges, built for the North British Railway - noted in the OS Name Book as "...a double line of railway extending from Berwick to Edinburgh..." Still in use 1998.