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Gatehead, Old Rome Bridge

A Category C Listed Building in Dundonald, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.5925 / 55°35'33"N

Longitude: -4.5535 / 4°33'12"W

OS Eastings: 239182

OS Northings: 636168

OS Grid: NS391361

Mapcode National: GBR 3D.NPY8

Mapcode Global: WH3Q9.0PXK

Entry Name: Gatehead, Old Rome Bridge

Listing Date: 22 October 2007

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 336181

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4871

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dundonald

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse

Parish: Dundonald

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Dated 1870. 2 wide segmental arches spanning River Irvine with pediment-capped pilaster buttresses, vermiculated voussoirs and central triangular cutwater. Coursed, bull-faced red sandstone with ashlar dressings, soffits and cope; some brick repairs to cutwater. Roll-moulded string course. Pilaster buttresses flanking arches and forming end piers, rising slightly above parapet with pedimented caps; cap of central buttress dated.

Statement of Interest

A smart 2 segmental-arched bridge, situated prominently on the A759 to the south of Gatehead village. It is named after Old Rome Farm, which is situated just south-east of the bridge. It replaces the earlier Romeford Bridge, shown on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map (1854'9). An application for 'Bridge Money' for this bridge, 'continued from last year', appears in the Ayr Advertiser of 16 February 1871.

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