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Stair Bridge

Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Stair Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) River Ayr

Canmore ID 42767

Site Number NS42SW 5

NGR NS 43766 23477

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Stair
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Cumnock And Doon Valley
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS42SW 5 43766 23477.

(NS 4376 2347) Stair Bridge: A three-span masonry bridge (over the River Ayr), built in 1745.

J R Hume 1976

This bridge is in good repair.

Visited by OS (MJF) 20 October 1980.

Stair Bridge is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Ayrshire, 1860, sheet xxxiv), the 25-inch (sheet xxxiv.2, ibid) shows the bridge with cutwaters.

The Object Name Book (ONB), describes the bridge as ' A stone bridge of three arches, over the River Ayr; on a turnpike road. Built and kept in repair by the County. Constructed in 1774' (Name Book 1857).

Information from RCAHMS (DE), January 2008

Architecture Notes


Built 1745


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