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Lochwinnoch, Bridgend Bridge

Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Lochwinnoch, Bridgend Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) River Calder

Canmore ID 42164

Site Number NS35NW 2

NGR NS 34873 59338

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Lochwinnoch
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Archaeology Notes

NS35NW 2 34873 59338.

(NS 34873 59338) Bridgend Bridge (NR)

OS 6" map (1958)

The arch of Bridgend Bridge "of elegant masonry work and worthy of notice on account of its antiquity", was repaired and widened in 1814. It is mentioned by Montgomery of Westlands in 1650. The previous existence of a bridge here in 1525 can be inferred from a rental of Paisley Abbey, and in 1626, from a charter of James VI. Nothing definite is known of its origin.

NSA 1845 (R Smith)

No significant feature of antiquity is now discernible in this small, single-arched bridge in dressed stone. The 19th century and later alterations probably conceal all earlier work.

Visited by OS (WW) 27 July 1955


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