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Newbattle, Maiden Bridge

Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Newbattle, Maiden Bridge

Classification Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Newbattle Abbey Policies; River South Esk

Canmore ID 53437

Site Number NT36NW 13

NGR NT 33673 66590

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Midlothian
  • Parish Newbattle
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District Midlothian
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT36NW 13 3367 6658.

(NT 3367 6658) Maiden Bridge (NR)

OS 6" map (1968)

Maiden Bridge is a single-arched bridge rising to a height of 23' above the water and 15' wide. It probably dates from the late 15th c, and is in good condition.

RCAHMS 1929, visited 1920

Maiden Bridge is as described and is in good order.

Visited by OS (BS) 30 October 1975

This bridge carries an estate path or track over the River South Tyne within the policies of Newbattle Abbey House (NT36NW 14.00).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 3 August 2009.

Architecture Notes


Scottish Record Office:

Maiden Bridge. Estimate for repairing it is #60. Scheduled as an ancient monument.

1940 GD 40/17/398/page 98

Maiden Bridge (late 15th c. or early 16th c.) Detailed report on the condition of the bridge and recommendations for its preservation.

1940 GD 40/17/403/pages 291-295

Maiden Bridge. A drawing of the postion of the bridge done for H M Office of Works, the Ancient Monuments dept.

1939 GD 40/17/403/page 296

Maiden Bridge. Photographs (11) taken to illustrate report on the condition of the bridge. Covering letter from H M Office of Works.

1940 GD 40/17/403/page 298 and 299

(Undated) information in NMRS.


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