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Prince Charlie's Bridge, military bridge, Dalcapon Wood

A Scheduled Monument in Highland, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.6679 / 56°40'4"N

Longitude: -3.6736 / 3°40'25"W

OS Eastings: 297526

OS Northings: 754153

OS Grid: NN975541

Mapcode National: GBR V0.PVVX

Mapcode Global: WH5MR.JNVP

Entry Name: Prince Charlie's Bridge, military bridge, Dalcapon Wood

Scheduled Date: 21 May 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9581

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: road or trackway; Secular: bridge

Location: Logierait

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a bridge of early 18th century date constructed during General Wade's appointment in Scotland.

The monument is situated in Dalcapon Wood at about 90m O.D. The monument comprises a bridge constructed to carry General Wade's Military Road northwards across an unnamed burn. It measures about 4.5m between parapets. The carriageway is now almost completely collapsed, but the arches and parapet wall are almost complete, though overgrown and showing some signs of structural decay.

The bridge represents an example of early 18th century military engineering and architecture, and forms one component within an extensive network of military communications and installations constructed in response to the Jacobean uprisings of 1715 and 1719.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is rectangular in shape, measuring 30m NNW-SSE by 10m transversely as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of military engineering and architecture. Its importance is increased by its group value as part of a complex network of military communications.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 95 SE 43.


Salmond, J. B. (1938) Wade in Scotland, New and enlarged Edinburgh, 182.

Taylor, W. (1976) The military roads in Scotland, Newton Abbot, 135.

Cartographic references:

Roy, Wm 1747-55 Military Survey of Scotland.

Ordnance Survey 1867 First Edition map (Perthshire) sheet XL, 6 inches to 1 mil, surveyed in 1863.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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