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Langholm, Boatford Bridge

Suspension Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Langholm, Boatford Bridge

Classification Suspension Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Langholm, Suspension Bridge; Elizabeth Street; George Street; New Langholm; River Esk

Canmore ID 67702

Site Number NY38SE 53

NGR NY 36234 84515

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Langholm
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY38SE 53 36234 84515


OS 1:10,000 map, 1983.

(Location cited as NY 362 845). Suspension Bridge, mid 19th century, engineers E. Hernulewicz & Co., London. A wooden span with light lattice railings, supported by iron-link chains with iron suspenders. The pylons are cast- and wrought-iron on coursed rubble bases.

J R Hume 1976.

(Suspension bridge of Samuel Brown chain type). Late 19th century, E. Hernulewicz & Co., London, engineers. Steel pylons on masonry bases. Single link chain (2 links wide) on each side, rod suspenders, wooden deck with light steel lattice girders. Public footbridge.

J R Hume 1977b.

Boatford Bridge, which crosses the Esk to New Langholm, is a suspension bridge by E Hernulewicz and Co of London, c. 1871, the cast-and wrought-iron pylons standing on masonry piers. It replaced another suspension bridge, which both opened and collapsed in 1871.

J Gifford 1996.

This bridge carries a footpath across the River Esk just above (to the N of) the entry of the Wauchope Water, and between Elizabeth Street (to the W) and George Street (to the E).

The location assigned to this record defines the midpoint of the structure. The available map evidence indicates that it extends from NY c. 36202 84528 to NY c. 36256 84506.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 21 March 2006.


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