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Horne Terrace Union Canal No 1 Viewforth Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Morningside, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9405 / 55°56'25"N

Longitude: -3.2133 / 3°12'47"W

OS Eastings: 324309

OS Northings: 672608

OS Grid: NT243726

Mapcode National: GBR 8JK.LZ

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.MY19

Entry Name: Horne Terrace Union Canal No 1 Viewforth Bridge

Listing Date: 14 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394948

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47615

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Morningside

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Hugh Baird, engineer, 1818-22. Single-span segmental arched canal bridge; yellow sandstone, stugged ashlar with polished dressings.

NE and SW elevations: rusticated arch with nailhead keystone as corbel to carved emblem (castle to NE, tree to SW); railed parapet over arch between piers flanked by octagonal piers with polygonal coping on semi-circular pendant corbels; band course at foot of ashlar-coped parapet; parapet swept to meet piers; ashlar intrados.

Statement of Interest

Scheduled Ancient Monument, No 3451.

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