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Glen Tanar Estate, Bridge of Tanar, over the Water of Tanar

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0569 / 57°3'24"N

Longitude: -2.8585 / 2°51'30"W

OS Eastings: 348025

OS Northings: 796528

OS Grid: NO480965

Mapcode National: GBR WN.9GTK

Mapcode Global: WH7NH.2W2H

Entry Name: Glen Tanar Estate, Bridge of Tanar, over the Water of Tanar

Listing Date: 24 November 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334124

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3128

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Mid 18th century. Single span segmental-arched hump-back bridge over the Water of Tanar. Granite rubble with rubble coping. Rubble arch-ring; splayed, stepped down wing walls.

Statement of Interest

McConnochie suggests that the Bridge of Tanar is a military bridge constructed by General Wade. Fraser, confirms that the bridge is a military one, akin to other bridges in Glengairn, Corgarff and the Lecht, but points out that there is no evidence to suggest that General Wade constructed bridges in Aberdeenshire.

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