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Glenluce, Bridge Of Park

Road Bridge (18th Century)

Site Name Glenluce, Bridge Of Park

Classification Road Bridge (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Water Of Luce

Canmore ID 61159

Site Number NX15NE 17

NGR NX 19145 57353

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Old Luce
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NX15NE 17 19145 57353

Bridge of Park [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1991.

For successor and present bridge (NX 19291 56881), see NX15NE 143.

Across the Water of Luce near Glenluce village 'is a picturesque old bridge, of monastic days, of two arches.'

E M H M'Kerlie 1916

McKerlie is referring to the east half of the Bridge of Park, at NX 1915 5735. This bridge is c.3.5m wide, with two simple arches, and cut waters both upstream and downstream. A modern bridge has been joined to the west side of it, to carry the main Stranraer - Newton Stewart road. Not considered an outstanding example.

Enquiries at the county library, Stranraer, and the county surveyor's Office, Stranraer, failed to arrive at a date for this bridge. The earlier portion is possibly late medieval (16thc.).

Visited by OS (WDJ) 5 March 1968.

(Location cited as NX 192 573). Bridge of Park: whinstone-built, two arched bridge dating from late 18th century, over the Water of Luce.

I Donnachie 1971.

(Location cited as NX 192 573). Bridge of Park: late 18th century. A 2-span bridge, with 1 segmental and 1 semicircular arch, both with dressed-stone arch rings and rubble spandrels. There are triangular cutwaters.

J R Hume 1976.

This bridge carries the former line of the A75 (T) public road over the Water of Luce, to the W of Glenluce village (NX15NE 52) and immediately above the Luce Viaduct (NX15NE 62).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 March 2006.


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