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Craighouse, Bridge over Abhainn A'mhuilinn

A Category C Listed Building in Kintyre and the Islands, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8334 / 55°50'0"N

Longitude: -5.9507 / 5°57'2"W

OS Eastings: 152705

OS Northings: 667080

OS Grid: NR527670

Mapcode National: GBR CFP9.91K

Mapcode Global: WGZHX.KMJX

Entry Name: Craighouse, Bridge over Abhainn A'mhuilinn

Listing Date: 10 March 2003

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397252

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49665

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Jura

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands

Parish: Jura

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Description

Single-arch bridge on the Feolin-Lagg road built under the direction of the government Commissioners for Highland Roads and Bridges, probably around 1809/1810, the request to government for help with the road having been made around 1805 (Haldane 1973, 68; RCAHMS 1984, 319, 321). The road's primary purpose was to facilitate the cattle trade, with new harbours at both ends of the Jura road and at Port Askaig on Islay, and Keills, on the mainland.

This bridge is a single segmental-arched span over Abhainn a'Mhuilinn. It is entirely rubble-built, with slightly splayed parapets, and today is still recognisable from William Daniell's view of 1817 (reproduced in Walker 2002, 184).

Statement of Interest

The bridge is primarily of historical interest, having been built

as part of a major road and pier construction scheme which took place in the early 1800s.

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