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Coaltown Of Balgonie, New Bridge

Road Bridge (17th Century)

Site Name Coaltown Of Balgonie, New Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (17th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Barrel Brig; Packbridge; River Ore

Canmore ID 53969

Site Number NT39NW 25

NGR NT 30765 98330

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Fife
  • Parish Markinch
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District Kirkcaldy
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NT39NW 25 30765 98330

(Location cited as NT 307 983). Packbridge near Coaltown of Balgonie. A narrow stone bridge of two arches and without parapets, crossing the River Ore to the S of Coaltown of Balgonie, this bridge of indeterminate age appears to have been used by the pack animals transporting coal from the Balgonie mines to the coast of the Firth of Forth for shipping.

B Walker and G Ritchie 1987.

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Publication Account (1987)

A narrow stone bridge of two arches and without parapets, crossing the River Ore to the south of Coaltown of Balgonie, this bridge of indeterminate age appears to have been used by the pack animals transporting coal from the Balgonie mines to the coast of the Firth of Forth for shipping.

Information from ‘Exploring Scotland’s Heritage: Fife and Tayside’, (1987).

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