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Dalhousie Castle, Footbridge to Nw of Castle

A Category C Listed Building in Midlothian South, Midlothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8636 / 55°51'49"N

Longitude: -3.0892 / 3°5'21"W

OS Eastings: 331924

OS Northings: 663919

OS Grid: NT319639

Mapcode National: GBR 60VM.ZW

Mapcode Global: WH6T1.JW47

Entry Name: Dalhousie Castle, Footbridge to Nw of Castle

Listing Date: 1 November 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396488

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48975

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cockpen

County: Midlothian

Electoral Ward: Midlothian South

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Earlier to mid 19th century, possibly earlier. Segmental-arched, single span footbridge over Dalhousie Burn. Tooled stone blocks; rounded coping stone to parapet. Road covered by grass (2002).

Statement of Interest

B-Group with Dalhousue Castle. This is a small, simply designed footbridge, positioned within the desigend landascape of Dalhousie Castle (see separate Listing). The grounds had open areas of sweepinf curved woodland were referred to by JC Loudon in 1823 as 'extensive and romantic pleasure grounds' which afford 'delightful summer walks'. The landscape was altered in the mid 19th century. The footbridge is situated within the wooded area which bounds the NW section of Dalhousie Castle policies. A nearby stone wall runs along the roadside between the park and Dalhousie Grange (see separate listing) and a doorway within the wall provides access to the footbridge. Due to its proximity and alignment with Dalhousie Grange, and adjacent cottages, it is thought that this bridge was used by castle servants.

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