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Old Bridge Of Dean

Bridge (17th Century)

Site Name Old Bridge Of Dean

Classification Bridge (17th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Cardean

Canmore ID 30690

Site Number NO24NE 13

NGR NO 28782 45877

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Angus
  • Parish Airlie
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Angus
  • Former County Angus

Archaeology Notes

NO24SE 13.00 28782 45877

For incorporated architectural fragments, probably from Coupar Angus abbey (NO23NW 13), see NO24NE 13.01.

For the New Bridge of Dean, see NO24SE 67. The Old Bridge crosses the Dean Water between the parishes of Airlie and Meigle.

(NO 2878 4587) The Old Bridge of Dean has two semi-circular arches with a central cut-water carried up to refuges. It is 9' wide with its E parapet corbelled while the W has inset medieval stones. It dates to the 17th century or earlier, though the N arch was rebuilt late in the 19th century.

SDD List; A J Warden 1881

As described.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 23 September 1970

The N span has been broken, apparently by blasting.

Information from RCAHMS (IMS) 26 June 1990.

(Location cited as NO 287 458). Old Bridge of Dean, probably 17th century, reconstructed 1878. 2-span rubble bridge with semicircular arches and triangular cutwaters which may have been used as a pack bridge.

J R Hume 1976.

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