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Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 22/01/1971


  • Local Authority: Edinburgh
  • Planning Authority: Edinburgh
  • Burgh: Edinburgh

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNT 14627 69079
  • Coordinates314627, 669079


Probably Alexander Laing after designs by William Adam, circa 1786. Round-arched, single-span bridge carrying avenue to Dalmahoy House over Gogar Burn. Droved ashlar with polished ashlar impost continuing as string course; moulded archivolt. Random rubble abutments advanced at angle beyond line of bridge, droved quoins on left and right corner. Ashlar parapet fluted with moulded coping; paterae at regular intervals, 2 above bridge span and 1 at centre of abutments. Armorial plaque above crown of bridge on each side.

Statement of Special Interest

The drawings in the SRO are proposals for a new bridge on the road to the N gate by Alexander Laing architect. Laing carried out a lot of work at Dalmahoy and about this time, 1787, was building the new offices at Dalmahoy. Dalmahoy House, North entrance gates and North lodge are listed separately.



C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978) p167. SRO drawings, GD150/3504/19, proposed new bridge on the road to the N gate, Alexander Laing, 1785 & 1787, also letters regarding the building of bridge (information courtesy of the NMRS).

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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.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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