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Pow Burn, Bridge

Ford (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Pow Burn, Bridge

Classification Ford (Period Unassigned)(Possible), Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Higginsneuk; Halls Of Airth; Kincardine Ferry; The Pow; Higgins Neuk

Canmore ID 289251

Site Number NS98NW 343

NGR NS 91520 87286

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Airth
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS98NW 343 91520 87286

This narrow bridge carries an unclassified public road over the Pow Burn, 800m NE of Halls of Airth steading. Of single-arched form and stone construction, it is deteriorating, suffers from distortion through 'squatting', and displays evidence of a complex building history, as well as numerous mason's marks of different forms. What are apparently the remains of at least one earlier bridge, and possibly also a paved ford, are also evident nearby.

Visited by Mr P Pritchard and Mr Bob Ross (Nautical Archaeology Society), Mr D Atkinson (Headland Archaeology) and Mr R Mowat (RCAHMS), 23 June 2007.


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