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Laxford Bridge

Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Laxford Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) River Laxford; Laxford Bay

Canmore ID 4688

Site Number NC24NW 5

NGR NC 23678 46878

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Eddrachillis
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NC24NW 5 23678 46878

(Location cited as NC 237 468). Laxford Bridge, c. 1834. A large single-span rubble bridge with a segmental arch.

J R Hume 1977.

Yet another handsome bridge, built about 1834, probably by the same team of engineers and masons as Rhiconich (NC25SE 7) and Drochaid Mor (NC36SE 21). It is on a fine stretch of water where the Laxford makes a huge S bend and the river is wide. Notice the neat lipped drainage holes in the spandrels at road level. The abutments are battered but join smoothly into the spandrels without the step.

G Nelson 1990.

This bridge carries the A838 public road over the River Laxford close to its entry into Laxford Bay.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 29 April 1998.


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