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Auldgirth Bridge

A Category A Listed Building in Closeburn, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1595 / 55°9'34"N

Longitude: -3.7097 / 3°42'35"W

OS Eastings: 291165

OS Northings: 586353

OS Grid: NX911863

Mapcode National: GBR 28JS.N8

Mapcode Global: WH5W2.ZLM0

Entry Name: Auldgirth Bridge

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335142

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3966

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Closeburn

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Lochar

Parish: Closeburn

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

David Henderson of Edinburgh, architect. Completed 1782.

Roadbridge, 3 segmental arches over River Nith. Classical.

Red sandstone ashlar; bull-faced piers with pointed cutwaters

either side, paired pilasters above flank arches;

entablatures (linked by coped parapet) house alcoved

pedestrian refuges; curved tops of latter suggest domes over entablatures. Curved approaches. Horizontal roadway.

Statement of Interest

Now by-passed following realignment of main road. Thomas

Carlyle's father was employed as a "hewer" during

construction. Also in Keir Parish.

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