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Tarland, Whitely Burn Bridge

A Category C Listed Building in Tarland, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.126 / 57°7'33"N

Longitude: -2.8582 / 2°51'29"W

OS Eastings: 348138

OS Northings: 804219

OS Grid: NJ481042

Mapcode National: GBR WN.52WW

Mapcode Global: WH7N9.2560

Entry Name: Tarland, Whitely Burn Bridge

Listing Date: 25 November 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349962

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16243

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tarland

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Parish: Tarland

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

1824. Single span bridge running E-W. Squared, grey granite courses with arch rings. Coped parapet terminating in square piers with shallow pyramidal caps.

Statement of Interest

6 different masons' marks visible on voussoirs. The bridge is a well built, solid stone structure typical of the improvement period of the late 18th to mid 19th century. Marking the W entrance to the village, the bridge carries the road over the Whitely Burn in a straight line towards the main square. The bridge was the first stage of a land draining and improvement scheme by the Cromar estate culminating with the draining of the great lake to the E of the village in 1840. Similar in design to Coull bridge (see separate listing).

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