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Alloway (Off), Brig O'doon

A Category A Listed Building in Ayr, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.426 / 55°25'33"N

Longitude: -4.6367 / 4°38'12"W

OS Eastings: 233241

OS Northings: 617836

OS Grid: NS332178

Mapcode National: GBR 49.06P1

Mapcode Global: WH2PW.RW88

Entry Name: Alloway (Off), Brig O'doon

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356755

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21474

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ayr

County: South Ayrshire

Town: Ayr

Electoral Ward: Ayr West

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

15th century, repaired 1832. Broad wing-walled approach narrowing to steep single segmental-arched rubble-built bridge. Dressed stone arch ring; spandrels; cobbled crossing surface. 3 iron bollards to N approach, 2 iron bollards to S approach.

Statement of Interest

Described by Groome as, "... a gaunt structure of great antiquity, famous for the fight between Cassillis and Bargeny (1601), more famous for its part in Tam O'Shanter..." Currently in use as a footbridge.

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