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Powisholme Bridge

A Category C Listed Building in Hawick and Hermitage, Scottish Borders

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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

Plus Code: 9C7V56X8+5Q

Entry Name: Powisholme Bridge

Listing Name: Powisholm Bridge

Listing Date: 7 November 2007

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335500

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4261

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Castleton

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Hawick and Hermitage

Parish: Castleton

Traditional County: Roxburghshire

Tagged with: Road bridge

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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.

Statement of Interest

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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