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Leaderfoot Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Melrose, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6042 / 55°36'15"N

Longitude: -2.6715 / 2°40'17"W

OS Eastings: 357789

OS Northings: 634716

OS Grid: NT577347

Mapcode National: GBR 93SM.FW

Mapcode Global: WH7WQ.YD0L

Plus Code: 9C7VJ83H+M9

Entry Name: Leaderfoot Bridge

Listing Name: Leaderfoot Bridge

Listing Date: 16 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348671

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15146

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Melrose

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose

Parish: Melrose

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Early to mid 19th century. Hump-backed bridge of two segmental arches with central v-splayed cutwater. Squared and snecked free-stone rubble to piers and abutments. Dressed sandstone voussoirs with moulded string detail. Low, coped rubble parapet.

Statement of Interest

19th century road bridge crossing the Leader Water close to its junction with the River Tweed around 300 metres to the E of Drygrange Old Bridge and the Leaderfoot Viaduct (see separate listings) but not intervisible with these structures. The bridge is distinguished by its notable use of a wide variety of coloured sandstone.

List description updated at resurvey (2010).

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