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Mar Lodge Victoria Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9885 / 56°59'18"N

Longitude: -3.479 / 3°28'44"W

OS Eastings: 310223

OS Northings: 789564

OS Grid: NO102895

Mapcode National: GBR KBS7.T6Q

Mapcode Global: WH5L9.JLJW

Entry Name: Mar Lodge Victoria Bridge

Listing Date: 18 March 1985

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333976

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3002

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crathie and Braemar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

1905. 3 span decorative lattice girder bridge on battered round-ended piers of bull faced granite coursers. Convex approach walls. Iron horse shoe arch with inscriptions to both faces on S approach (see notes). Simple die blocks and wing retaining wall to N. Ornamental cast iron handrail to carriageway.

Statement of Interest

This large and particularly ornate bridge was the main approach to the main Mar Lodge complex. The decorative cast iron balustrade and sturdy granite piers give the bridge a distinctive appearance, which is further enhanced by the horse-shoe arch to the S. The present bridge replaced a timber and stone bridge destroyed in the Muckle Spate of 1829, and some of the cast iron super structure, notably the decorative balustrade, may date from the previous bridge. The horse shoe arch bears the inscriptions 'Edward VII, 1905', and 'Queen Victoria, 1848' and is a significant landscape feature.

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