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Bridge of Banff over River Deveron

A Category A Listed Building in Banff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6629 / 57°39'46"N

Longitude: -2.5133 / 2°30'47"W

OS Eastings: 369473

OS Northings: 863779

OS Grid: NJ694637

Mapcode National: GBR N84G.RBG

Mapcode Global: WH8LW.CNFF

Entry Name: Bridge of Banff over River Deveron

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357331

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21893

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Banff

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Banff

Electoral Ward: Troup

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Description

John Smeaton, engineer, 1779; widened in 1881, John Willet, engineer. 7-span bridge; tooled rubble, ashlar dressings. Dressed stone arched rings and rubble spandrels with oculi; the original arches have smaller radius than those added during widening, both are segmental and those of l881 lined with brick. Coped parapet with later lamp standards; cutwaters rising to link with l881 spandrels.

Approximate span of arches: outer arches slightly narrower than those in centre, varying in width from approximately 16 metres to approximately 19 metres.

Statement of Interest

Replaced former bridge, a little further down stream swept away in 1768. The Smeaton bridge is well illustrated in John Clerk's print of Banff, 1825.

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