MHG8345 - Bridge. Kerrysdale
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Type and Period (1)
- BRIDGE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
Single span arched stone bridge carrying the Shieldaid road over the stream. Evidence of repair and pipes carrying utilities attached on its S side. Named on 1st ed OS.
Plans to reinforce the bridge by pumping concrete into the interior. New turning area to be cut into slope opp the E end - HAW 7/2004
During the mid 1800s at a time of potato blight and famile, a group of Scottish charities came together to form a Destitution Committee to feed local crofters. Lady Mackenzie of Gairloch persuaded them to pay crofters to work on new drivable roads. Four local Destitution Roads were built: along Loch Maree, Kerrysdale to Badachro, Poolewe to Aultbea, and Poolewe to Inverasdale. This bridge is one of the Destitution Road bridges.
'Report on roads and bridges in the Gairloch area' by Jeremy Fenton, 2011. Report for ARCH Community Timeline course.<1>
The recorded location of this bridge was amended following feedback from a website user. <2>
- <1> Collection/Project Archive: Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH). 08/2011. Digital site gazetteer and archive for ARCH Community Timeline Project: Gairloch. Yes. Site 16.
- <2> Text/Correspondence: Private individual. 2008-11. Feedback from website visitor. Yes. Digital. Wolfgang Krueger, 17/02/2012.
|Grid reference||Centred NG 8214 7303 (72m by 121m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
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External Links (2)
- http://kweimar.de/Bilder_XML.php?ket=11_03 (View more information on this bridge from a website about Highland Bridges)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/78954 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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