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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 22/02/1972


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Rathven

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 44103 62126
  • Coordinates344103, 862126


?Robert Adam, later 18th century. High picturesque 2-tier

structure, lower single span supporting double span; rubble,

tooled rubble dressings. Tooled rubble arch rings, the upper

pair linked by mural passage and with shallow round-headed

niche in upper spandrel. End buttresses; undulating low

rubble parapet with unfortunate later concrete cope.

Spans: lower arch - 36'6"

upper arches - 28'

Statement of Special Interest

Most unusual bridge. No drawings nor documentation survive.

It is just possible that the lower arch is earlier, but when

the mansion was built and a carriage drive required, the

second tier was added to accommodate horse drawn vehicles

(lower bridge would have had too steep approach over gorge

for these). The approach from the west to Letterfourie was by

this route.




p.184. Alistair Scott, BRIDGES IN MORAY (1981), no p. nos.

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Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

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