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Chirnside Bridge

Road Bridge (19th Century)

Site Name Chirnside Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Chirnsidebridge; Whiteadder Water

Canmore ID 59667

Site Number NT85NE 36

NGR NT 85183 56236

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Chirnside
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Berwickshire
  • Former County Berwickshire

Archaeology Notes

NT85NE 36 85183 56236

For (successor) David Hume Bridge (to S, at NT 85173 56195), see NT85NE 113.

(Location cited as NT 852 562). Chirnside Bridge, mid 18th century. A three-span rubble bridge with the two main spans segmental-arched. A smaller flood- and access-arch is semicircular. There are triangular cutwaters carried up to form pedestrian refuges. There is a dentilated cornices. Now bypassed.

J R Hume 1976.

This bridge carries the former line of the A6105 public road over the Whiteadder Water to the W of Chirnside village. The replacement (and present) bridge is situated immediately to the S, and the river here forms the boundary between the parishes of Chirnside (to the E) and Edrom (to the W).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 8 November 2001.


Sbc Note (15 April 2016)

Visibility: Standing structure or monument.

Information from Scottish Borders Council


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