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Calder Bridge, Wishaw

A Category C Listed Building in Murdostoun, North Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7856 / 55°47'8"N

Longitude: -3.9277 / 3°55'39"W

OS Eastings: 279212

OS Northings: 656384

OS Grid: NS792563

Mapcode National: GBR 110J.GV

Mapcode Global: WH4QR.MVW1

Plus Code: 9C7RQ3PC+7W

Entry Name: Calder Bridge, Wishaw

Listing Name: Calder Bridge, Wishaw Low Road and Glen Road, Wishaw

Listing Date: 30 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395442

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48014

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Motherwell and Wishaw

County: North Lanarkshire

Town: Motherwell And Wishaw

Electoral Ward: Murdostoun

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Mid 19th century. High and broad single span segmental-arch cart-bridge. Predominantly yellow ashlar sandstone, rusticated chamfered wing walls and abuttments; arch ring, low parapets. Modern steel railings.

Statement of Interest

Previously a key feature in Wishaw crossing the Calder on the low road to Clelland, a vital route for mill carts from the neighbouring mill as it avoided the very steep hill after the Coltness bridge upstream. The bridge formed part of a group of Coltness estate buildings including Coltness Mill and the Bridge Lodge on the north side of the river. Only the bridge remains though the base course of the mill and its outbuilding can be found in the undergrowth along the riverbank. The low road, following north from Main Street, marked the boundary between the Coltness and Wishaw estates with estate walls still lining the road for much of its distance. The low road is now sealed off at both ends. A simple but large and picturesque bridge in need of basic maintenance. The modern railings though necessary for modern safety standards are out of character and obscure the bridge. View of bridge obscured by later growth of trees.

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