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Porphary Bridge

A Category C Listed Building in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C9V24M6+X4

Entry Name: Porphary Bridge

Listing Name: Glen Tanar Estate, Porphary Bridge over Water of Tanar

Listing Date: 30 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394483

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47092

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Parish: Aboyne And Glen Tanar

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

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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