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ID:MHG10889
Type of record:Monument
Name:Golspie Bridge
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Grid Reference:NC 8404 0054
Map Sheet:NC80SW
Civil Parish:GOLSPIE
Geographical Area:SUTHERLAND

Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (B) 7060: Golspie Bridge Over Golspie Burn

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG10889
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 6563
  • NMRS Record Details: NC80SW12 GOLSPIE, GOLSPIE BRIDGE
  • Non-Statutory Register (R)
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NC80SW0012

Full description

NC80SW 12 8404 0054.
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The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974

J Aitken : 19/2/2004
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(NC 8404 0054) The bridge over the burn at Golspie was the rallying place of the Sutherland clan, and on a parapet is an obelisk bearing the Gaelic inscription: "Morfhear Chatt/ do/ Cheann-na-Droichait big Gairn / Chlann Chattich / Nam Buadh". This means "The Chief of the Sutherland Clan to the head of the little bridge calls the Sutherland men of the victories."
D MacDonald, A Polson and J Brown 1931; Sutherland Country Guide nd.

The obelisk on the bridge (now disused) is as described above.
Visited by OS (N K B) 28 January 1976.

The bridge was built about 1810. The obelisk was probably taken from an earlier "little bridge".
HBD (1967)


MacDonald, Polson and Brown, D, A and J, {1931}, The book of Ross, Sutherland and Caithness, Orkney and Shetland: descriptive, historical and antiquarian notes, 98 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2437.


Sinclair B Calder, 1974, The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900) (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG364.


Sutherland County Guide, nd., Sutherland county guide book, 49 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2840.

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