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Blantyre, Rotten Calder, Priory Bridge

Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Blantyre, Rotten Calder, Priory Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 44891

Site Number NS65NE 7

NGR NS 67829 58415

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Lanarkshire
  • Parish Cambuslang (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS65NE 7 67829 58415

(NS 67829 58415) Priory Bridge (NR)

OS 6" map, (1935).


Lanarkshire, Cambuslang, Blantyre, Priory Bridge.

National Library Of Scotland, Nattes drawings. - 1 drawing, Vol. I, no.55.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

An extensively rebuilt bridge. The top of the bridge is quite modern, but from underneath can be seen three stages of building. In the centre is the early portion - a high single span arch of ashlar masonry, 3.3m wide. On either side is another extension, but of an obviously later date. This is furthered by the modern brick-and-girder extension. The original arch has the appearance of 17th or possibly early 18th century work, while the remainder is 19th century. There is a moulded stone course round the arch of the original span. No date-stone or other dating evidence was found during investigation. The bridge is now out of use.

Visited by OS (J D) 26 August 1953.


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