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Bridge, Fala Dam Burn

A Category C Listed Building in Crichton, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8442 / 55°50'38"N

Longitude: -2.9126 / 2°54'45"W

OS Eastings: 342948

OS Northings: 661592

OS Grid: NT429615

Mapcode National: GBR 803V.6W

Mapcode Global: WH7VG.7C8N

Entry Name: Bridge, Fala Dam Burn

Listing Date: 22 January 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331173

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB762

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crichton

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian East

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Circa 1850. Single span, segmental-arched vernacular bridge; rubble parapet, shaped stone copes; wing walls with stone copes to E and W, training walls at river level. Random rubble with lime mortar, ashlar spandrels and abutments, replacement concrete haunch.

Statement of Interest

Fala Dam was never more than a few cottages, but now it is a peaceful picturesque hamlet, off the main road. This bridge was built as replacement for a ford, on what was once the main Edinburgh to Cornhill & Kelso road.

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