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Amulree, River Braan, Bridge

Road Bridge (18th Century)

Site Name Amulree, River Braan, Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (18th Century)

Canmore ID 112286

Site Number NN93NW 24

NGR NN 90047 36796

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Little Dunkeld
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NN93NW 24 90047 36796

See NN93NW 14 (MR 3) for the Military Road.

Road bridge built probably in 1730's, part of General Wade's Crieff to Dalnacardoch military road; two arches carrying A822 over R Braan, lesser flood relief arch at S. All rubble built but widened to E in concrete; W parapet also rebuilt in concrete; pointed centre cutwaters. Modern buttresses at W.

HB List 1963.

(Location cited as NN 901 368). Bridge, Amulree, 18th century. A two-span rubble bridge with flat segmental arches and triangular cutwaters; widened in concrete.

J R Hume 1977.

This bridge carries the A822 public road over the River Braan, which here forms the boundary between the parishes of Dull and Little Dunkeld.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 March 1998.


Archaeological Evaluation (2 December 2009 - 3 December 2009)

NN 9010 3679 (centred on) An evaluation was undertaken 2–3 December 2009 on the site of a proposed new bridge over the River Braan at Amulree. The site is just E of the historic Amulree bridge and was considered to be of interest as it includes the site of a historic ford and possibly the lost

site of St Mary’s Chapel, which is located somewhere to the N of the river.

Evaluation trenches on the N side of the river revealed that a ramp of redeposited natural sandy gravel leading from the A822 down to the river was probably 19th-century in date. Trenches on the S side of the river recorded only natural deposits of silt, gravel and a compact stony layer. Nothing relating to the historic ford or the site of St Mary’s Chapel

was recorded.

Archive: RCAHMS

Funder: RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd


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