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Preston Bridge

Road Bridge (18th Century)

Site Name Preston Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) River Whiteadder; Whiteadder Water

Canmore ID 145361

Site Number NT75NE 78

NGR NT 78720 56783

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Duns
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Berwickshire
  • Former County Berwickshire

Archaeology Notes

NT75NE 78 78720 56783

Preston Bridge [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, September 2010.


Scottish Magazine, February 1934 - photograph.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

(Location cited as NT 787 568). Preston Bridge, built 1770. A handsome 3-span bridge, with dressed-stone arch rings and rubble spandrels, and buttressed wing walls. The central segmental arch is larger than the other two. There are a dentilated [denticulated] cornice and oculi in the spandrels between the arches.

J R Hume 1976.

This bridge carries the A6112 public road over the Whiteadder Water to the S of Preston village (NT75NE 50). The river here forms the boundary between the parishes of Duns (to the E) and Bunkle and Preston (to the W).

The location cited defines the centre of the structure.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 8 November 2001.


Sbc Note (15 April 2016)

Visibility: Standing structure or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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