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Ettrickshaws Country House Hotel, Bridge over Ettrick Water

A Category C Listed Building in Kirkhope, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4991 / 55°29'56"N

Longitude: -2.9875 / 2°59'15"W

OS Eastings: 337714

OS Northings: 623254

OS Grid: NT377232

Mapcode National: GBR 74LV.0K

Mapcode Global: WH7X5.21NN

Entry Name: Ettrickshaws Country House Hotel, Bridge over Ettrick Water

Listing Date: 9 June 2003

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396817

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49226

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkhope

County: Scottish Borders

Electoral Ward: Selkirkshire

Parish: Kirkhope

Traditional County: Selkirkshire

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Description

P & W MacLellan Ltd, 1891; cast at the Cultha Works, Glasgow. 2-span lattice truss bridge running north to south; main span crosses Ettrick Water, small side span to south. Steel (painted burgundy and white) with timber deck and cast-iron date plaques. Angle side braces at intervals. Abutments concrete, with light handrails.

Statement of Interest

This bridge was built to access the south bank of the Ettrick Water, to the west of the village of Ettrick Bridge. The land had been grazing land and stands in the shadow of Shaws Hill. It was in the possession of the Duke of Buccleuch who owned much land in Selkirkshire. In 1891, Thomas Scott Anderson purchased 30 acres of land here upon which he built Ettrick Shaws as his new family home. The only means of accessing this land from the road on the north bank was to construct a bridge across the Ettrick Water. This metal bridge was designed, constructed and supplied by P & W MacLellan Ltd, who were based at the Cultha Works in Glasgow. They were also known as engineers, railway carriage and wagon builders, nut and bolt manufacturers, shipbrokers and steel stock holders. The house has been a hotel since the late 1940s and is today known as Ettrickshaws Country House Hotel. This bridge remains as an unaltered example of a typical late 19th century light iron and steel bridge and it is listed because of its survival.

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