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Letterfourie House, Craigmin Bridge

A Category A Listed Building in Rathven, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6456 / 57°38'44"N

Longitude: -2.9381 / 2°56'17"W

OS Eastings: 344103

OS Northings: 862126

OS Grid: NJ441621

Mapcode National: GBR M83J.2SP

Mapcode Global: WH7KQ.V334

Entry Name: Letterfourie House, Craigmin Bridge

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349187

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15542

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rathven

County: Moray

Parish: Rathven

Locality: Keith and Cullen

Traditional County: Banffshire

Description

?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 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.

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