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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 335142
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3966
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Lochar
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
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.
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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