Description: Luggate Water Bridge
Date Listed: 22 January 1971
Historic Scotland Building ID: 17399
OS Grid Coordinates: 345006, 643293
Latitude/Longitude: 55.6800, -2.8761
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.
New Statistical Account Of Scotland, Vol I Edinburghshire (1843) p424. 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map (1856). Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey No 68, p15. Kitty Cruft, Buildings of Scotland- Borders (2002) p.709.
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).
Source: Historic Scotland
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