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St Marnock Street, Road Bridge

A Category C Listed Building in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6075 / 55°36'27"N

Longitude: -4.4977 / 4°29'51"W

OS Eastings: 242757

OS Northings: 637711

OS Grid: NS427377

Mapcode National: GBR 3G.MQMP

Mapcode Global: WH3Q9.WBD1

Entry Name: St Marnock Street, Road Bridge

Listing Date: 1 August 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396269

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48780

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmarnock

County: East Ayrshire

Town: Kilmarnock

Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Circa 1815; later alterations. Single span, segmental arched road and pedestrian bridge. Coursed pink and white ashlar, roll moulded band course, plain copes.

N AND S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATIONS: abutments concealed by later coursed rubble wall, single segmental-arch with ashlar voussoirs, coursed ashlar spandrels; roll-moulded supporting ashlar parapet, thin flush ashlar copes.

Statement of Interest

A bridge has been on this site for at least 2 centuries. At first a wooden footbridge led over the Kilmarnock Water to land (primarily a lawn and avenue of trees) adjacent to Kilmarnock House and an access to Nelson Street. Before St Marnock Street was constructed, the land was semi-rural with the Relief Meeting House nearby. A ford was found further down the river. This older wooden bridge was replaced by the stone one when St Marnock Street was fully opened up. It is commonly believed the bridge near Nelson Street then became known as the "Timmer Bridge" (timber bridge) to differentiate the two. The bridge underwent restoration and cleaning in the later stages of the 20th century, due to development and new build in the area.

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