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High Bridge of Ken

A Category B Listed Building in Dee and Glenkens, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1869 / 55°11'12"N

Longitude: -4.1698 / 4°10'11"W

OS Eastings: 261954

OS Northings: 590211

OS Grid: NX619902

Mapcode National: GBR 4W.H68D

Mapcode Global: WH4TJ.XWKK

Entry Name: High Bridge of Ken

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334746

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3627

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dalry (Dumf & Galloway)

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

Earlier 18th century bridge, possibly of earlier origin
spanning Water of Ken at narrow ravine on Dalry/Carsphairn
parish borders.
2 semi-circular arches separated by wide spandrel, long
abutments, narrow carriageway. Arch to N spans main flow of
river; subsidiary flood arch to S; both approximately 24 ft
spans. Squared granite springers rise from natural rocky
outcrops, squared voussoirs, rubble spandrel, soffits,
abutments and parapet, latter with dressed granite coping.

Statement of Interest

Bridge spans Dalry/Carsphairn parish boundaries.

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