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Buchan Bridge

A Category C Listed Building in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.0928 / 55°5'34"N

Longitude: -4.4808 / 4°28'50"W

OS Eastings: 241783

OS Northings: 580409

OS Grid: NX417804

Mapcode National: GBR 4H.P6M0

Mapcode Global: WH3SV.48K3

Plus Code: 9C7Q3GV9+4M

Entry Name: Buchan Bridge

Listing Name: Buchan Bridge

Listing Date: 3 August 1993

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350878

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17030

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200350878

Location: Minnigaff

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Minnigaff

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

Tagged with: Road bridge

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1851 (dated). Vehicular bridge over Buchan Burn; single track, on E-W axis. Single spans with semicircular arch. Rubble; granite dressings. Bull-faced voussoirs and wide rounded polished coping. Natural rock abutments. Granite coped buttress to SW. Smooth keystones; keystone to S dated "1851". Parapets peaked at centre over panels to inside of parapets. Panel to S parapet inscribed "This Road from the Esconchan Gate to Buchan and this Bridge were designed and executed by Randolph IX Earl of Galloway AD 1851". Panel to N parapet inscribed "Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood, Land of my sires what mortal hand, Can e'er untie the filial band, That knits me to thy rugged strand".

Statement of Interest

Buchan Bridge was built by Randolph, 9th Earl of Galloway, presumably

to provide access to the farmhouse of Buchan (see separate listing).

The inscription "Land of brown heath and shaggy wood" is a quotation from THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL (1805) (Canto VI, stanza II) by

Sir Walter Scott.

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