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Townhead Bridge, Langholm

A Category B Listed Building in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1524 / 55°9'8"N

Longitude: -3.001 / 3°0'3"W

OS Eastings: 336304

OS Northings: 584687

OS Grid: NY363846

Mapcode National: GBR 78HV.2T

Mapcode Global: WH7YP.WR3G

Plus Code: 9C7R5X2X+XH

Entry Name: Townhead Bridge, Langholm

Listing Name: Townhead, Bridge (B709 over River Esk)

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 382165

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37146

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Langholm

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Town: Langholm

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Robin Hotson contractor, 1775. Road bridge, 3 segmental
arches over River Esk. Built of grey rubble with ashlar
dressings, recessed arch-rings and pointed cutwaters (latter
with some red ashlar repairs). Roadway widened on steel
cantilevers 1880 (dated) - John Hyslop contractor - with
angle brackets and cutwaters carried upwards as supports,
latticed steel parapets with lamp brackets at abutments.
Roadway slopes downwards from E bank to W.

Statement of Interest

Thomas Telford is said to have worked as an apprentice on the construction of this bridge.

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