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Gillespie Road, Former Railway Bridge, Near Spylaw Farm

A Category C Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9063 / 55°54'22"N

Longitude: -3.2687 / 3°16'7"W

OS Eastings: 320779

OS Northings: 668857

OS Grid: NT207688

Mapcode National: GBR 85Z.D7

Mapcode Global: WH6SR.RTN1

Entry Name: Gillespie Road, Former Railway Bridge, Near Spylaw Farm

Listing Date: 19 November 2003

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397121

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49564

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Colinton/Fairmilehead

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Description

Circa 1870, skew-arched former railway bridge over Water of Leith. Coursed, squared sandstone with sandstone ashlar dressings and soffit. Shaped cope stones; string course.

Statement of Interest

The skew-arch allows a bridge to be built at an angle to the river it is crossing. These bridges are technically difficult to build, both from the point view of the engineer and the stone mason, and this is a very good example. It was built as part of the Balerno Branch of the Caledonian Railway, which opened in Colinton in 1874. The bridge is now used as a footbridge for the Water of Leith Walk. It is situated in Coliton Dell, just of Gillespie Road, and near to Spylaw Farm. It spans the ward boundary between Colinton Ward and Baberton Ward.

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