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Old Bridge, Tongland

A Category A Listed Building in Tongland, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8607 / 54°51'38"N

Longitude: -4.0315 / 4°1'53"W

OS Eastings: 269699

OS Northings: 553655

OS Grid: NX696536

Mapcode National: GBR 0D87.ZC

Mapcode Global: WH4WC.13H2

Plus Code: 9C6QVX69+79

Entry Name: Old Bridge, Tongland

Listing Name: Tongland, Old Tongland Bridge

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350981

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17123

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tongland

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Parish: Tongland

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

Tagged with: Road bridge

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Description

Built 1737. 2-arch stone bridge spanning River Dee on Tongland/Kirkcudbright parish boundaries.

2 segmental arches, 100ft approx span in all including

central pier. V-cutwater buttresses flank arches to both

elevations; possibly partially rebuilt or quoin-stones recut.

Narrow rubble voussoirs, rubble soffit and abutments. Dressed

stone to cutwaters and base of central pier. Rubble parapets

rebuilt and now cantilevered out to give footpaths each side.

Original width of carriageway 10ft approx. Parapet with

sandstone coping and slightly splayed embrasures terminating

in pyramidal capstone.

Statement of Interest

Apart from minor works to the parapet the bridge is a well

preserved example of early 18th-century work with tall

spectacular arch spans.

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