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ID:MHG4465
Type of record:Monument
Name:Sluggan Bridge over River Dulnain
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Shot of bridge covered in scaffolding.  © Please contact Highland Council for detailsClose-up of scaffolding on birdge.  © Please contact Highland Council for detailsView of Sluggan Bridge.  © Please contact Highland Council for detailsConservation work in progress.  © Please contact Highland Council for detailsSunset at Sluggan Bridge.  © Please contact Highland Council for detailsListed Building Record - photograph  © Please contact Highland Council for detailsOld Council listed building record (for up to date description see link to Historic Scotland's website)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council(photo by Highland Council)  © Highland Council

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Sites and Monuments Record Card  © Highland Council (File size: 32 KB)Plan  © Please contact Highland Council for details (File size: 307 KB)Report  © Please contact Highland Council for details (File size: 3319 KB)Report  © Please contact Highland Council for details (File size: 86 KB)Report  © Please contact Highland Council for details (File size: 1292 KB)
Grid Reference:NH 8698 2200
Map Sheet:NH82SE
Civil Parish:DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS
Geographical Area:BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (A) 240: Sluggan Bridge Over River Dulnain; Scheduled Monument 961: Sluggan Bridge, bridge, Carrbridge

Scores

  • Survival: VISIBLE FEATURE (>1M (undated)

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG4465
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 14972
  • NMRS Record Details: NH82SE9 SLUGGAN BRIDGE
  • Non-Statutory Register (V)
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NH82SE0006

Full description

Access Audit 50 - HAW 11/2003
Sluggan Bridge [NAT] OS 1:10,000 map, 1982

Giant semi-circular arch of c. 75' span. Long approaches and steep roadway. No parapets. 18th century, replacing previous Wade 2-arch bridge destroyed by flood.
SDD List, 1964.

This bridge has a span of 19.5 yds (17.8m) and a rise of half that above flat ground on both sides. It is approximately 14 ft (4.3m) wide, without its parapets, and is built of coursed rubble with thin slab voussoirs; the long wing walls on the N side join the spanderls with a clearly visible join.
The bridge cannot be precisely dated. It is not that built by Wade (although on the line of his road), and has probably been rebuilt and patched several times. It is variously said to have been rebuilt after the 1829 floods, to have been left undamaged by the same floods, and to have been abandoned between 1798 and 1813 when the road was realigned by the Parliamentary Commissioners; this latter seems most probable.
G Nelson 1990.

This bridge carries the (former) line of the military road from Dunkeld to Inverness (Lin 501) across the River Dulnain, within the parish of Duthil and Rothiemurchus.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 20 March 1997.


1999 Architects report in Assoc Docs.


REFERENCE - National Library, Country Life April 6th 1945 - photograph.

BAS Local Plan, Sept. 1997: P19/2.5.13. Historic Buildings.
J Aitken : 24/05/01.


NSA, 1845, The new statistical account of Scotland by the ministers of the respective parishes under the superintendence of a committee of the society for the benefit of the sons and daughters of the clergy, vol. 13 (Inverness), 134 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2597.


SDD, 1960-, List of Buildings of Architectural or Historical Interest, (Lists held in Architectural Department of RCAHMS), Duthil and Rothiemurches parish, (1964), no. 13 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2785.


Taylor, W, 1976, The military roads in Scotland, 50-3, 140, 165 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2860.


Ruddock, T, 1979, Arch bridges and their builders 1735-1835, 21, 22 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2752.


Nelson, G, 1990, Highland Bridges, 71-2; pl. 48 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2572.

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