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Latitude: 57.0349 / 57°2'5"N
Longitude: -2.8897 / 2°53'23"W
OS Eastings: 346099
OS Northings: 794111
OS Grid: NO460941
Mapcode National: GBR WM.BV9B
Mapcode Global: WH7NN.LF4S
Entry Name: Glen Tanar Estate, Porphary Bridge over Water of Tanar
Listing Date: 30 March 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394483
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47092
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar
Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Probably George Truefitt, later 19th century. Single span, segmental-arched rustic bridge over the Water of Tanar. Squared and snecked rough-faced granite; rough-faced granite arch-ring with keystone; splayed wing walls; roughly cut granite rubble parapet.
The Glen Tanar Estate was originally a deer forest which was part of the Aboyne Castle Estate. In 1869 Sir William Cunliffe Brooks, a Manchester banker and MP, bought the estate from the 10th Marquis of Huntly. Brooks employed Thomas Mawson to layout the garden and estate, George Truefitt as architect, and 250 masons to construct the buildings, built of granite quarried locally. The NMRS Photo Album contains a drawing by George Truefitt labelled "Porphyry Bridge, October 14 1879" which appears to be this bridge, suggesting that Truefitt was probably the designer.
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