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Field Visit

Date 14 May 2015

Event ID 1006944

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


All that remains of this railway bridge are four granite-clad piers. On the E faces of the two easternmost piers are inscriptions by the artist Ian Hamilton Finlay. Written in both English and Ancient Greek, the quote from Plato’s Republic reads:

‘All Greatness Stands Firm in the Storm’ and the Greek section which translates loosely as ‘All great things are perilous, and it is true, as the proverb says, that beautiful things are hard [to attain]’.

Visited by RCAHMS (AGCH, GLB) 14 May 2015.

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