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Latitude: 55.198 / 55°11'52"N
Longitude: -2.7831 / 2°46'59"W
OS Eastings: 350252
OS Northings: 589579
OS Grid: NY502895
Mapcode National: GBR 980B.8H
Mapcode Global: WH7YM.6MZ1
Entry Name: Powisholm Bridge
Listing Date: 7 November 2007
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 335500
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4261
Building Class: Cultural
County: Scottish Borders
Electoral Ward: Hawick and Hermitage
Traditional County: Roxburghshire
Late 18th or early 19th century. 2 segmental arches spanning Liddel Water with triangular cutwaters and straight wing walls. Roughly squared and coursed rubble. Low parapet.
A well-preserved and prominent vernacular stone bridge formerly carrying the main road from Jedburgh to Newcastleton and on to Annan; now bypassed by the straighter B6357 and disused. Formerly spelt Powisholm. Matthew Stobie's Map of Roxburghshire or Tiviotdale (1770) shows a ford in this position, but a bridge is shown on Ainslie's map of 1821. Although bridges of this period and style are difficult to date without firm documentary evidence (which is seldom available), the uneven shape of the arches suggests an 18th rather than early 19th century date.
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