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Road Bridge, Millhole

A Category C Listed Building in Newtyle, Angus

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Latitude: 56.5461 / 56°32'46"N

Longitude: -3.1216 / 3°7'17"W

OS Eastings: 331135

OS Northings: 739912

OS Grid: NO311399

Mapcode National: GBR VF.TJV8

Mapcode Global: WH6PR.0QSJ

Plus Code: 9C8RGVWH+F9

Entry Name: Road Bridge, Millhole

Listing Name: Millhole, Road Bridge over Former Dundee and Newtyle Railway

Listing Date: 3 August 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397608

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49914

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Newtyle

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Parish: Newtyle

Traditional County: Angus

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1867-1868, contractors Grainger and Grainger of Edinburgh. Road viaduct of 3 round arches over deep cutting of former Dundee and Newtyle Railway. Bull-faced squared rubble, rusticated ashlar voussoirs and intrados, smooth ashlar parapet base and coping. Battered abutments.

Statement of Interest

A good example of railway bridge architecture on a deviation of Scotland's first passenger railway.

The Dundee and Newtyle Railway Act received Royal Assent in 1826, and work began on the line in 1827; the line opened in 1831. The line originally ran between Ward Road in Dundee and the village of Newtyle. It was unusual in that it incorporated 3 inclined planes that required stationary engines to pull the trains uphill; these were known as the Law Incline, the Balbuechly Incline and the Hatton Incline. The Hatton Incline was situated just to the SE of Newtyle.

In 1867 the Newtyle Deviation Act was passed, allowing for a deviation to the line to avoid the Hatton Incline, and enabling the line to be used by locomotive engines throughout. It was as part of the deviation that the Millhole bridge was built to allow access to Millhole Farm, which would have otherwise been cut off from the Newtyle road.

This section of the line was finally closed in 1958.

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