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Ednam Bridge

Road Bridge (19th Century)

Site Name Ednam Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (19th Century)

Canmore ID 146052

Site Number NT73NW 44

NGR NT 73906 37186

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/146052

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  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Ednam
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Roxburgh
  • Former County Roxburghshire

Accessing Scotland's Past Project

Ednam Bridge is located at the east end of Ednam village, carrying the public road over the Eden Water.

The bridge is built of smooth blocks of dressed stone and was constructed in the early to mid-nineteenth century. It has three arches, with the piers between the spans ending in rounded cutwaters.

An inscription on the bridge refers to 'Henry Francis Lyte, the hymn writer'. Lyte was born in Ednam in 1793, and wrote a number of hymns during his career in the church, the most famous of which is 'Abide with Me.'

Text prepared by RCAHMS as part of the Accessing Scotland's Past project

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