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Latitude: 55.9616 / 55°57'41"N
Longitude: -2.7494 / 2°44'57"W
OS Eastings: 353314
OS Northings: 674540
OS Grid: NT533745
Mapcode National: GBR 2T.XD7T
Mapcode Global: WH7TY.QFZ3
Entry Name: Abbey Bridge
Listing Date: 5 February 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 343311
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10820
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Lothian
Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir
Traditional County: East Lothian
Early 16th century, with repair dated 1870. Substantial bridge over River Tyne. 3 spans of pointed, drop-centred arches, including dry arch on each bank. Total span of 131 ft (40.0 m) and 16 ft (4.9 m) width. Squared, regular coursed sandstone, though less regular on E parapet, possibly deriving from later repair.
Piers incorporate battered cut-water buttresses. Soffits originally 5-ribbed with chamfered arrises, now complete on central span only. Parapet with dressed gabled coping, adjoins at both ends with random rubble walls with weep holes, this wall being supported by 3 rubble buttresses to NW (see listing for Amisfield Policy Walls). On W elevation only, bracketted corbel projecting slightly below parapet may indicate later road widening.
Inscription over S arch (E side) indecipherable. Date of 1870 on W parapet coping indicates repair.
Cistercian Convent or "Abbey", founded in 1178, stood nearby, references to which are found up till the Reformation. See separate listing for Abbey Old School.
De-scheduled 28 February 2000.
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