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Old Bridge of Urr

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9889 / 54°59'20"N

Longitude: -3.9146 / 3°54'52"W

OS Eastings: 277593

OS Northings: 567714

OS Grid: NX775677

Mapcode National: GBR 1B3R.9D

Mapcode Global: WH4VM.VV2S

Entry Name: Old Bridge of Urr

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342601

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10190

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkpatrick Durham

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Parish: Kirkpatrick Durham

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

2-arch stonebuilt bridge spanning Water of Urr on Kirkpatrick-Durham/Crossmichael parish boundaries. Probably

late 16th-century in origin though considerably rebuilt;

widened to the N in 1772 and with parapets rebuilt mid

19th-century and repaired circa 1900. Total span 50 ft,

original width 9 ft 8 ins approximately present width 13 ft

1 in.

Granite rubble throughout. 2 asymmetrical near semi-circular

arches spring from rubble abutments and central solid pier

with cutwater buttresses, to both up and downstream sides.

Above S buttress, 2 red sandstone panels both badly eroded

but recorded as bearing a lion rampant, crown and initials IR

to the upper stone; a dexter hand appaume and date 1580 to

lower stone.

Parapets recently repointed.

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