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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
Plus Code: 9C7PR2MX+9P
Entry Name: Craighouse, Bridge over Abhainn A'mhuilinn
Listing Date: 10 March 2003
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 397252
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49665
Building Class: Cultural
County: Argyll and Bute
Electoral Ward: Kintyre and the Islands
Traditional County: Argyllshire
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).
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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