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Buittle Bridge, Dalbeattie (Also Known As Craignair Bridge)

A Category A Listed Building in Castle Douglas and Crocketford, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9267 / 54°55'35"N

Longitude: -3.839 / 3°50'20"W

OS Eastings: 282249

OS Northings: 560655

OS Grid: NX822606

Mapcode National: GBR 1CMG.NQ

Mapcode Global: WH5X6.0F6H

Entry Name: Buittle Bridge, Dalbeattie (Also Known As Craignair Bridge)

Listing Date: 29 August 1989

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334386

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3364

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Buittle

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Parish: Buittle

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

Completed 1797. Single arch stone-built bridge spanning Urr
Water near Dalbeattie Burgh on A711. 90 foot span approx.
Single depressed arch, dressed ashlar voussoirs, springers
and soffit. Squared rubble spandrels and rebuilt rubble
parapet with dressed coping. Humpbacked carriageway. To E
side long rubble walls at bridge approaches.

Statement of Interest

The bridge was built to replace an earlier upstream 2-arch

crossing which was destroyed by a flood shortly after

completion. Buittle bridge has an unusually wide span for a

single arch stone bridge, and has very fine mason work

throughout.

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