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Gleneffock Bridge

A Category C Listed Building in Brechin and Edzell, Angus

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Latitude: 56.8981 / 56°53'53"N

Longitude: -2.8926 / 2°53'33"W

OS Eastings: 345726

OS Northings: 778881

OS Grid: NO457788

Mapcode National: GBR WM.MFCF

Mapcode Global: WH7P7.JWS7

Entry Name: Gleneffock Bridge

Listing Date: 15 January 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343941

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB11352

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Lochlee

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus

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W Grant of Kirriemuir (engineer) and P & W MacLellan, Clutha Iron Works of Glasgow (contractor), 1887. Wrought-iron single-span bow-string bridge with lattice-trussed arched parapets and timber deck. Concrete piers with splayed coped-rubble wing walls. Maker's plate cast onto top of each arched girder. Shield plaque attached to each side parapet inscribed 1874 ERECTED BY THE RIGHT HONORABLE FOX MAULE RAMSAY EARL OF DALHOUSIE

Statement of Interest

An estate bridge over River North Esk giving access to Gleneffock Farm, which was leased by the Earl of Wemyss from the Earl of Dalhousie for use as a shooting lodge. The bridge is not particularly remarkable from a structural point of view, but has importance as being a good example of work by the iron founders P & W MacLellan. This firm, which operated from Clutha Foundry, was one of the principal iron works in Glasgow in the 2nd half of the 19th century. They specialised in constructing bridges, and also made pre-fabricated buildings. There are a couple of other bridges by Clutha Ironworks in the vicinity: one downstream at Dalhastrie (Edzell Parish); the other in Stracathro Parish over the West Water.

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