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Peekie Mill, Kenly Water, Peekie Bridge

Armorial Panel, Road Bridge (16th Century)

Site Name Peekie Mill, Kenly Water, Peekie Bridge

Classification Armorial Panel, Road Bridge (16th Century)

Canmore ID 34429

Site Number NO51SE 8

NGR NO 56042 12636

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish St Andrews And St Leonards
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO51SE 8 56042 12636

(NO 5604 1263) Peekie Bridge (NAT)

OS 6" map (1919).

Not to be confused with NO51SE 145.

'Peekie Brigde, Kenly Burn. A disused bridge with a single, slightly pointed arch having no soffit ribs. The width of the roadway is 10ft 11 inches [3.33m].'

On the nothern side of the bridge is a panel bearing the Hepburn arms indicating that it was built either by John Hepburn, Prior of St Andrews, who died in 1522, or by his nephew and succesor Prior Patrick Hapburn.

RCAHMS 1933

Peekie Bridge is as described by RCAHMS, and is in good condition.

Visited by OS (DS) 15 October 1956

As described and illustrated.

Visited by OS (EGC) 28 August 1968

Activities

Field Visit (24 June 1926)

Peekie Bridge, Kenly Burn.

Across the Kenly Burn near Peekie Mill stands a disused bridge with a single, slightly pointed arch having no soffit ribs. The width of the roadway is 10 feet 11 inches. On the northern side of the bridge is a panel enclosing a shield, with a crook behind it, which bears: On a chevron a rose between two lions counter-combatant, for Hepburn. These arms indicate that this bridge was built either by John Hepburn, Prior of St. Andrews, who died in 1522, or by his nephew and successor, Prior Patrick Hepburn.

RCAHMS 1933, visited 24 June 1926.

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