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South Calder Bridge (West of Murdostoun Castle)

A Category B Listed Building in Shotts, North Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7948 / 55°47'41"N

Longitude: -3.8903 / 3°53'24"W

OS Eastings: 281586

OS Northings: 657336

OS Grid: NS815573

Mapcode National: GBR 118F.KK

Mapcode Global: WH4QS.6MR0

Entry Name: South Calder Bridge (West of Murdostoun Castle)

Listing Date: 21 June 1982

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352481

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18439

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Shotts

County: North Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Murdostoun

Parish: Shotts

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Thomas Telford, engineer, John Brownlie, master mason. Built after 1823. Single segmental-span ashlar bridge over South Calder water. Pilaster strips flank arch; band course above. Splayed and sloping abutments.

Statement of Interest

One of a series of similar Telford bridges built in Lanarkshire, this on Lot 6 (Bogside) Section of the new North and South Lanarkshire Road. Contract to build signed 7 October 1823. Now by-passed by new Road, and is longer in use. Also in Cambusnethan Parish.

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