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Almondell,footbridge & aqueduct

A Scheduled Monument in East Livingston and East Calder, West Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9012 / 55°54'4"N

Longitude: -3.4627 / 3°27'45"W

OS Eastings: 308640

OS Northings: 668526

OS Grid: NT086685

Mapcode National: GBR 4086.4F

Mapcode Global: WH5RJ.SX8Z

Entry Name: Almondell,footbridge & aqueduct

Scheduled Date: 28 January 1980

Last Amended: 15 October 1990

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM4242

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: bridge, viaduct, aqueduct

Location: Mid Calder

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: East Livingston and East Calder

Traditional County: Midlothian


The monument comprises a cast-iron trough aqueduct of 25m clear span. Constructed on the arch principle, it is 1.8m wide and has a height of 3.55m at the centre. The trough has a cast-iron walkway. It was built c.1821 to carry the feeder from a weir upsteam to the canal further to the N.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the site as NT06NE 32.0.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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