MHG6951 - Bridge, Bridge Street, Nairn


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

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Nairn Br. (NAT) OS 6" map, (1938)

Nairn Bridge was built in 1631 or 1632 and has sustained much damage from floods since then, particularly in 1868.
Name Book 1868.

A plaque on the north parapet of the present Nairn Bridge states that the bridge was built in 1803, partially re-erected in 1829 and 1868 and widened and strengthened in 1936. There is no definite evidence of 17th century structure about it.
Visited by OS (E G C) 29 November 1961.

(Location cited as NH 886 566). Nairn Bridge, built 1803, rebuilt 1829, 1868 and 1936. A three-span bridge with dressed-stone arch rings and rubble spandrels and wing-walls. There are oculi in the spandrels and a dentilated string course. The segmental arches decrease in span to the east.
J R Hume 1977.

Bridge, Bridge St. Built by George Burn, 1803, and reconstructed in 1829, 1868 and 1936. Three segmental arches, their size diminishing to the E; round panels in the spandrels.
J Gifford 1992.

This bridge carries the A96 (T) public road over the River Nairn on the eastern side of the town of Nairn.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 November 1997.


National Library
Nattes Drawings - 1 drawing, 4th October, Vol.1, no.10

Proposed new Bridge of Nairn.
Subscription list. Subscriptions have yielded ?736.16.6
Estimate ?12000
(Architect: ?George Burn)

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Grid reference Centred NH 8860 5660 (58m by 48m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH85NE
Civil Parish NAIRN
Geographical Area NAIRN

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