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Canonbie Village, Canonbie Bridge (A7 over River Esk)

A Category B Listed Building in Canonbie, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0797 / 55°4'46"N

Longitude: -2.9487 / 2°56'55"W

OS Eastings: 339528

OS Northings: 576550

OS Grid: NY395765

Mapcode National: GBR 79VP.DW

Mapcode Global: WH7Z3.PL15

Entry Name: Canonbie Village, Canonbie Bridge (A7 over River Esk)

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334581

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3522

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Canonbie

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Gideon Boyd of Greystail and Andrew Mein of Westerkirk
contracting masons: contract dated 16.3.1752.
Roadbridge, 3 segmental arches over River Esk with roadway
sloping down from E to W bank.
Rubble-built with red ashlar voussoirs and pointed cutwaters
either side (abutment repairs at NE in bull-nosed red ashlar):
roadway widened 1899 on cantilevers and with decorative
cast-iron brackets: circa 1950 lattice-patterned metal
parapets (part of 1899 railings survive at SW).

Statement of Interest

Ruins of medieval Canonbie Priory said to have been quarried

to help build this bridge. Some 1899 iron parapet railings

re-used at Williamwood, Annan (information from owner).

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