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Bridgend Of Livet, Old Bridge Of Livet

Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Bridgend Of Livet, Old Bridge Of Livet

Classification Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) River Livet

Canmore ID 170732

Site Number NJ13SE 35

NGR NJ 19705 30101

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Inveravon
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Banffshire

Accessing Scotland's Past Project

Until the early nineteenth century, the Old Bridge at Bridgend of Glenlivet carried the Glenlivet to Inveravon road over the River Livet. The bridge probably dates from the early eighteenth century, and is believed to have been built by the Marquis of Huntly or the Duke of Gordon who had estates in the area.

It is built of rubble masonry and consists of two hump-backed arches, each standing on natural rocky outcrops in the river.

In 1829, following a great flood which damaged or destroyed several bridges in Glenlivet, this structure was badly damaged. It was deemed no longer safe to use and a new bridge was built a little further down the river in 1835.

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

Archaeology Notes

NJ13SE 35 19705 30101

Not to be confused with Bridgend of Glenlivet, Downan Bridge (NJ 1941 2995), for which see NJ12NE 39.

This bridge formerly carried a road across the River Livet.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 October 2000.

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