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Kilmarnock, Sandbed Street, Footbridge

Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kilmarnock, Sandbed Street, Footbridge

Classification Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 42787

Site Number NS43NW 14

NGR NS 4281 3783

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Ayrshire
  • Parish Kilmarnock
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kilmarnock And Loudoun
  • Former County Ayrshire

Archaeology Notes

NS43NW 14 4281 3783.

Kilmarnock had in Pont's time one stone bridge over the River Marnock.

J Dobie 1876

(NS 4281 3783) In 1752 the building of the town bridge, connecting Sandbed with the Strand, was suggested as an improvement (the old bridge had been damaged by floods) but was not finally built until about 1805. J Paterson 1847

The old bridge was so dilapidated by 1658 that it was re- erected about 1660. This bridge compromised two spans. The present bridge was built in 1762.

T Smellie 1898

The bridge was situated on the same site which the old bridge, leading from Cheapside to Sandbed Street, now occupies.

A McKay 1909

The present bridge over the Kilmarnock Water from Sandbed Street (NS4281 3783) is a modern sinle-span structure.

Visited by OS (JLD) 8 August 1956


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