History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Toftbarns Bridge

A Category C Listed Building in Bowden, Scottish Borders

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 55.5273 / 55°31'38"N

Longitude: -2.7319 / 2°43'54"W

OS Eastings: 353895

OS Northings: 626196

OS Grid: NT538261

Mapcode National: GBR 94CJ.CF

Mapcode Global: WH7X3.0BDJ

Plus Code: 9C7VG7G9+W6

Entry Name: Toftbarns Bridge

Listing Name: Toftsbarns Bridge over Ale Water

Listing Date: 23 June 2003

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330207

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB29

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200330207

Location: Bowden

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire

Parish: Bowden

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

Tagged with: Bridge

Find accommodation in


Probably early 19th century. 2-arched bridge over the Ale Water. Rubble with ashlar voussoirs, flat-coped parapet and splayed approaches. Arch to NW broader and segmental, that to SE semicircular.

Statement of Interest

The slightly smaller SE arch is presumably to accommodate floodwater/overflow.

Extensively rebuilt and repaired 2001/2002 by Scottish Borders Council.

Situated on the boundary of Bowden and Lilliesleaf Parishes.

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.