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Latitude: 56.0667 / 56°3'59"N
Longitude: -3.4553 / 3°27'19"W
OS Eastings: 309491
OS Northings: 686934
OS Grid: NT094869
Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.PX92
Mapcode Global: WH5QR.WSS3
Entry Name: Bothwell Street Railway Viaduct
Listing Date: 10 March 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394262
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46881
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central
Traditional County: Fife
A long impressive viaduct and a significant landmark in Dunfermline s townscape built for the North British Railway in 1864-65.
The Police Commissioner s Minutes of April 1864 record that the partnership of Honeyman and Dean applied to the Improvement Committee of the Dunfermline Commissioners of Police for permission to temporarily close Bothwell Place and the New Row while the arches were constructed over those streets. In September 1865 the Dunfermline Saturday Press records that Honeyman and Dean sold off their 12 work horses at the Netherton stables of the North British Railway. This was because their Dunfermline contract was at an "advanced state".
Little is know about the firm of Honeyman and Dean. Dean was born in England and in the 1861 Census he is recorded as a railway contractor. However, by the 1871 Census he is noted as a farmer at Inveravon Farm in West Lothian.
Listed building record updated in 2017.
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