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Packman's Brae, Bridge Spanning Polwarth Burn

A Category C Listed Building in Polwarth, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7455 / 55°44'43"N

Longitude: -2.4068 / 2°24'24"W

OS Eastings: 374556

OS Northings: 650311

OS Grid: NT745503

Mapcode National: GBR C2M0.Q7

Mapcode Global: WH8X7.0V59

Entry Name: Packman's Brae, Bridge Spanning Polwarth Burn

Listing Date: 16 August 1999

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393600

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46327

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Polwarth

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Mid Berwickshire

Parish: Polwarth

Traditional County: Berwickshire

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Description

Early 19th century with later repairs. Single arched bridge spanning Polwarth Burn. Ribbon-pointed sandstone rubble. Tooled rubble voussoirs to small, round-arched openings. Splayed walls with cement and rubble coping; circular-plan terminal piers.

Statement of Interest

A simple bridge forming part of the main road into and out of what was Polwarth centre - recorded as having 227 inhabitants in 1881 and now virtually empty. The road is so named after an argument between 2 packmen at St Mungo's Fair - held on the green at the height of village's importance. One of the men was murdered and subsequently buried nearby - his grave being marked on the early Ordnance Survey map.

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