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Luggate Water Bridge, Stow

Description: Luggate Water Bridge

Category: B
Date Listed: 22 January 1971
Historic Scotland Building ID: 17399

OS Grid Coordinates: 345006, 643293
Latitude/Longitude: 55.6800, -2.8761

Location: Galashiels, The Scottish Borders TD1 2SR

Locality: Stow
County: Scottish Borders
Country: Scotland
Postcode: TD1 2SR

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Listing Text

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.

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

References:
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.

Notes:
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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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