Raehills, Wallace's Loup, Footbridge
Site Name Raehills, Wallace's Loup, Footbridge
Alternative Name(s) Raehills House Policies; Kinnel Water; St Ann's; Raehills Three-way Footbridge
Canmore ID 66406
Site Number NY09SE 42.3
NGR NY 06887 93513
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
- Council Dumfries And Galloway
- Parish Johnstone
- Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
- Former District Annandale And Eskdale
- Former County Dumfries-shire
NY09SE 42.03 06887 93513
Location formerly cited as NY 0689 9351.
OS 1:10,000 map, 1982.
An unusual three-way timber bridge.
J R Hume 2000.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 22 March 2006.
Publication Account (2007)
An unusual late-19th century creation for the Hope Johnson family of Raehills about 100 yards upstream
from the A701 road bridge. The bridge formed part of a circular garden walk known as Wallace Loup along each side of the Kinnel Water. Its arms comprise 10 in. deep timber beams 42 ft and 46 ft long, with tension rods beneath, similar to Creel Bridge but deeper, spanning to a pagoda on a central pier of masonry in the river.
The bridge is owned by the Annandale Estates.
R Paxton and J Shipway 2007
Reproduced from 'Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders' with kind permission from Thomas Telford Publishers.