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Cowie Bridge, Cowie Water, Stonehaven

A Category B Listed Building in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9678 / 56°58'4"N

Longitude: -2.2093 / 2°12'33"W

OS Eastings: 387372

OS Northings: 786308

OS Grid: NO873863

Mapcode National: GBR XK.2JXP

Mapcode Global: WH9RN.1477

Plus Code: 9C8VXQ9R+47

Entry Name: Cowie Bridge, Cowie Water, Stonehaven

Listing Name: Cowie Bridge over Cowie Water

Listing Date: 18 August 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 387928

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB41613

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stonehaven

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Stonehaven

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Description

Probably John Smith of Aberdeen, 1827. Road bridge over Cowie Water, comprising 3 segmental arches with hoodmoulds and V-cutwaters on bull-faced bases, curved approaches incorporating single round-arched flood drain to N, and pyramidally-coped terminating piers. Squared and coursed rubble with droved dressings and voussoirs, band course and semicircular-coped parapet. Broad pilasters flank arches of main bridge.

Statement of Interest

This fine, early and well preserved bridge is situated on the main road north to Aberdeen, the previous bridge was built by William Adam in 1732. The current (2005) bridge is attributed to John Smith of Aberdeen as he advertised for contractors to build a toll-house on September 12 1827. Cowie Toll appears on Wood's Town Plan a little to the north east. Re-using the original facing, the north approach was widened during the early 20th century.

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