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Kalemouth Suspension Bridge, over River Teviot

A Category A Listed Building in Eckford, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5399 / 55°32'23"N

Longitude: -2.4636 / 2°27'48"W

OS Eastings: 370842

OS Northings: 627453

OS Grid: NT708274

Mapcode National: GBR C47C.FX

Mapcode Global: WH8YC.404V

Entry Name: Kalemouth Suspension Bridge, over River Teviot

Listing Date: 19 August 1977

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335009

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3849

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Eckford

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Jedburgh and District

Parish: Eckford

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

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Description

Mather, Kalemouth, Builder. Suspension bridge of chain-link
type. 180 feet long. 16 feet wide. Iron rod suspenders,
alternately fastened to centres of chain-links. Wooden deck.
Wooden railings. Two stone pylons at each end; defaed panels
on eastern ones.
Built c.1830. Captain Samuel Brown, RN, engineer. William

Statement of Interest

Built at expense of William Mein of Ormiston near confluence

of Kale Water with Teviot. Intended for carriages as well as pedestrians. There was formerly a toll or pontage for

crossing it

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