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Calair Bridge over Calair Burn

A Category C Listed Building in Balquhidder, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.3525 / 56°21'9"N

Longitude: -4.3683 / 4°22'5"W

OS Eastings: 253749

OS Northings: 720316

OS Grid: NN537203

Mapcode National: GBR 0V.3NMJ

Mapcode Global: WH3LP.WL0F

Entry Name: Calair Bridge over Calair Burn

Listing Date: 6 September 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335418

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4190

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Balquhidder

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Parish: Balquhidder

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

Probably circa 1792. Single-arched bridge with small flood arch to N and curved wing walls over Calair Burn. Parapet wall rises to shallow triangular point at centre. The bridge is of considerable historic interest and occupies a prominent position on the road between Balquhidder and Strathyre.

Materials: random rubble. Roughly squared rubble to parapet copes and voussoirs.

Statement of Interest

This is probably one of the 5 bridges mentioned in the Old Statistical Account as 'built this year upon rapid burns in different parts of the parish by subscriptions'. Kirkton Bridge is likely to have been built at the same time, and has a similar pointed parapet. No bridge is shown in this position on John Thomson's map of 1827, but this is not a reliable indication that no bridge existed then as he does not mark the back road between Strathyre and Balquhidder or Strathyre bridge, which is known for certain to have been completed in 1780.

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