MHG23582 - Site of Ardclach Old Bridge
The site of an old arched footbridge which appears to have been dismantled or destroyed some time after 1959.
Type and Period (1)
- FOOTBRIDGE (In use, 19th Century to 20th Century - 1871 AD? to 1975 AD? (between))
- None recorded
The remains of a bridge and track were identified during a desk-based assessment and walkover survey in 2000. The bridge was used for residents to cross to Ardclach church. It is now heavily ruinous with only slight remains on the south side of the river. The bridge was probably arched. <1>
A visitor to the HER website recalls that the bridge was in use in 1953. <2>
Nothing is known about the fate of the two bridges at Ardclach, but it is thought that they were both either destroyed or heavily damaged by flooding. <3>
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Highland Council Archaeology Unit. HCAU Slide Collection Sheet 17. Colour slide. . Digital (scanned). 343.
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Highland Council Archaeology Unit. HCAU Slide Collection Sheet 18. Colour slide. . Digital (scanned). 350.
- <1> Text/Report: Farrell S. Glenferness Estate, Pre-afforestation Survey. . . Site 12.
- <2> Text/Correspondence: Private individual. 2008-11. Feedback from website visitor. Yes. Digital. J Luthman, 08-08-2009.
- <3> Verbal Communication: Tilbury, S. Comment by Sylvina Tilbury, HER Officer.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 95409 44986 (16m by 31m) (Centred)|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/180579 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site (180579))
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