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Dumfries Old Bridge

A Scheduled Monument in Nith, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.0682 / 55°4'5"N

Longitude: -3.6162 / 3°36'58"W

OS Eastings: 296887

OS Northings: 576048

OS Grid: NX968760

Mapcode National: GBR 395V.W0

Mapcode Global: WH5WJ.FW71

Entry Name: Dumfries Old Bridge

Scheduled Date: 9 February 1923

Last Amended: 20 November 1969

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM715

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: bridge

Location: Dumfries

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Nith

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


Robert Adam, dated 1775; possibly carved by Giuseppe Ceracchi. Freestanding, trapezoid-shaped monument of polished sandstone ashlar with a pedimented, classical aedicule framing a round arch alcove with a sorrowing marble figurative statue (left arm missing [seen in 2016]) leaning on an urn. There is a carved circular crest with family arms and motto above the figure and below is a marble panel inset with inscribed epitaph. Surrounding the monument is a low ashlar coped wall. The monument is sited within a steep-sided, wooded ravine beside the Kel Burn which passes over a 6 metre high waterfall into a natural pool below the monument.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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