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Lugate Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Stow, Scottish Borders

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.68 / 55°40'47"N

Longitude: -2.8761 / 2°52'33"W

OS Eastings: 345006

OS Northings: 643293

OS Grid: NT450432

Mapcode National: GBR 82CR.4Q

Mapcode Global: WH7W7.SHMH

Entry Name: Lugate Bridge

Listing Date: 22 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 351312

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17399

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stow

County: Scottish Borders

Parish: Stow

Locality: Galashiels and District

Traditional County: Midlothian

Description

Circa 1790. Finely proportioned road bridge with 3 segmental arches (highest to centre). Rubble with dressed pink sandstone voussoirs. Abutments curved out at embankment to both sides and continuing as extended wall with cylindrical piers to S end. Flat-coped parapet rising to shallow pitch at centre. Rounded cut-waters.

Statement of Interest

Luggate Bridge is a handsome and substantial late 18th century road bridge located on a broadly sweeping section of the old coach road to the W of Gala Water, 1 mile SW of Stow. It is notable for its solid massing with rounded abutments and cut-waters and long, shallow pitched parapet. Described in the New Statistical Account as "a very good and commodious bridge, built by the County of Edinburgh over Lugate Water".

List description updated at resurvey (2009).

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