MHG15111 - Achingale Bridge Over the Wick River


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  • BRIDGE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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(Location cited as ND 243 543). Achingale Bridge, Watten, built 1812-17, engineer Thomas Telford. A handsome rubble bridge with three segmental arches.
J R Hume 1977.

This simple but handsome Telford bridge has three segmental spans, narrow voussoirs, and triangular cutwaters protected by metal covers. It is situated on a curve of the A882 road where it crosses a wide valley and a rushy field.
G Nelson 1990.

This bridge carries the A882 public road over the Burn of Acharole to the SE of Watten village.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 May 1998.

Not to be confused with Achingale Mill Bridge ND25SW 26

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Grid reference Centred ND 2434 5430 (50m by 50m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND25SW
Civil Parish WATTEN
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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