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Edinburgh And Dalkeith Railway, Duddingston Bridge

Railway Bridge (19-20th Century)

Site Name Edinburgh And Dalkeith Railway, Duddingston Bridge

Classification Railway Bridge (19-20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Innocent Railway, Formerly Lin 23; Craigmillar Viaduct

Canmore ID 192055

Site Number NT27SE 4418

NGR NT 2866 7207

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT27SE 4418 2866 7207.

See also NT27SE 3979, NT27SE 553, NT27SE 589, NT27SE 2735, NT27SE 4356, NT27SE 4360, NT27SE 4417.

This small bridge/viaduct took the railway over the current Duddingston Road West and is visible on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Edinburghshire 1855, sheet 6) and on the 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map (Edinburghshire 1895, sheet ivSW).

Information from RCAHMS (MD) 19 July 2001.


Watching Brief (15 May 2017 - 14 June 2017)

NT 28650 72078 – NT 26191 72646 A watching brief was undertaken, 15 May – 14 June 2017, during the installation of new lighting along a cycle path. Two short sections of red brick and concrete walls built over a concrete surface were identified. These were probably 19th- to 20th-century in date and possibly associated with the former Innocent Railway.

Archive: NRHE (intended)

Funder: The City of Edinburgh Council

Leah Watt and Genevieve Shaw – AOC Archaeology Group

(Source: DES, Volume 18)


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