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Carolside Bridge, Carolside, Earlston

A Category B Listed Building in Earlston, Scottish Borders

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Latitude: 55.6495 / 55°38'58"N

Longitude: -2.6973 / 2°41'50"W

OS Eastings: 356212

OS Northings: 639770

OS Grid: NT562397

Mapcode National: GBR 93L3.TN

Mapcode Global: WH7WJ.J8RC

Plus Code: 9C7VJ8X3+Q3

Entry Name: Carolside Bridge, Carolside, Earlston

Listing Name: Carolside, Carolside Bridge

Listing Date: 16 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348674

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15149

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Earlston

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Leaderdale and Melrose

Parish: Earlston

Traditional County: Berwickshire

Tagged with: Bridge

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Style of Alexander Stevens or William Elliot, late 18th century. Circa 40ft single span, picturesque bridge spanning Leader Water, linking Carolside and Leadervale estates. Predominantly harl pointed sandstone rubble; render repairs in part; sandstone ashlar dressings. Regularly spaced raised ashlar voussoirs beneath continuous round arched bands; prominent corbels beneath surmounting parapets (balustraded at centre). Approach walls stepped out to N and S; circular-plan terminating piers with circular caps. Mid to late 19th century iron gatepiers and gate to N.

Statement of Interest

Compare the raised voussoirs at Old Ancrum Bridge (1782, Elliot or Stevens) and the terminal piers at Mouth Bridge (possibly Stevens, circa 1790). Originally formed part of the main approach to Carolside House - itself dating from the late 18th century (see separate list entry). The remains of a single storey, rubble-built, 17th century Gothick structure still stand to the NW of the bridge.

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