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Ury House, Viaduct over Cowie Water

A Category B Listed Building in Fetteresso, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9812 / 56°58'52"N

Longitude: -2.2395 / 2°14'22"W

OS Eastings: 385540

OS Northings: 787800

OS Grid: NO855878

Mapcode National: GBR XH.SJ0W

Mapcode Global: WH9RF.KSSJ

Entry Name: Ury House, Viaduct over Cowie Water

Listing Date: 20 January 2004

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397198

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49613

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Fetteresso

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Parish: Fetteresso

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Description

Probably 1855. 3-arch viaduct carrying road over Cowie Water. Squared and coursed rubble, bull-faced to piers, parapets and voussoirs. Ashlar band courses and moulded droved coping. Polygonal pilasters and 2-stage saw-tooth coped buttress. Broad segmental arches springing from piers with rounded outer faces extending into polygonal pilasters and refuges; curved approaches with polygonal outer piers.

Statement of Interest

The date of 1855 coincides with the building of the new Ury House, designed by John Baird of Glasgow, for Alexander Baird the new owner of Ury Estate. This is almost certainly the structure of which Groome says "On the principal approach there is a high-level bridge over the Cowie, which cost upwards of #2000", and would have been needed for transportation of building materials. The adjacent 1821 bridge is listed separately at category C(S).

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