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Guardbridge, Inner Bridge, Old Bridge

Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Guardbridge, Inner Bridge, Old Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Motray Water; 'inner Brig'

Canmore ID 131475

Site Number NO41NE 63

NGR NO 44997 19760

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Leuchars
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO41NE 63 4500 1978.

For adjacent and successor bridge, see NO41NE 64.

Non-Guardianship Sites Plan Collection, DC23865- DC23873, 1935 & 1937- 1938.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

(Location cited as NO 450 198). Inner Bridge, probably 18th century. 3-span bridge with 2 wide and 1 small segmental arches with massive triangular cutwaters.

J R Hume 1976.

Site recorded by Maritime Fife during the Coastal Assessment Survey for Historic Scotland, Fife Ness to Newburgh 1996

The Inner Bridge at Guardbridge carries the former line of the 'Fife coast' road over the Motray Water. Probably early 18th century, but the 'inner brig' was repaired in 1598.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 July 1998.

J Gifford 1988.


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