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Cantray Bridge over River Nairn

A Category B Listed Building in Culloden and Ardersier, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5068 / 57°30'24"N

Longitude: -4.0043 / 4°0'15"W

OS Eastings: 280006

OS Northings: 848061

OS Grid: NH800480

Mapcode National: GBR J8HW.DGL

Mapcode Global: WH4GD.GLD2

Entry Name: Cantray Bridge over River Nairn

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332584

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1835

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Croy and Dalcross

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Culloden and Ardersier

Parish: Croy And Dalcross

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Dated 1774. 2-arched rubble bridge with small, third, flood
arch spanning north shore. Tooled ashlar arch rings. Flood
arch repaired with iron stays and with modern corrugated
lining; stumpy triangular cutwaters. Tooled ashlar parapet
with splayed approaches and some modern repairs. Plaque and
re-used panel in centre spandrel west side.

Statement of Interest

North side of bridge in Inverness District. Plaque inscribed

"This bridge was built by David Davidson Esq. of Cantray in

the year 1774". This is inserted above re-used crested panel

with initials DD and date 1641, said to be from earlier

bridge. "He (David Davidson of Cantray) has built at his own

expense, an excellent bridge on the river, a little below his

house, which is a public benefit". (OSA)

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