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Earlston, Mill Road, Old Bridge

Road Bridge (18th Century)

Site Name Earlston, Mill Road, Old Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Leader Water; Craigsford Bridge; Mill Knowes; Old Earlston Bridge

Canmore ID 55524

Site Number NT53NE 40

NGR NT 57060 38237

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Earlston
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Berwickshire

Archaeology Notes

NT53NE 40 57060 38237

Not to be confused with successor (Melrose Road) bridge (situated downstream, to the E), for which see NT53NE 51.

The Old Bridge spans both Earlston and Melrose parishes. Due to this it has been listed twice by Historic Scotland.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

(NT 5705 3823) Old Bridge, Earlston: probably 18th century. A two-span bridge with dressed-stone arch rings and rubble spandrels. There are tall triangular cut-waters.

J R Hume 1976.

This bridge carries Mill Road (an unclassified public road) across the Leader Water to the SW of Earlston (NT53NE 47). The river here forms the boundary between the parishes of Earlston (to the NE) and Melrose (to the SW).

The location assigned to this record defines the centre of the structure. The available map evidence suggests that it extends from NT c. 57052 38220 to NT c. 57068 38249.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 30 January 2006.


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Visibility: Standing structure or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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