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Bridge on Old Military Road over Delavine Burn

A Scheduled Monument in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.1475 / 57°8'50"N

Longitude: -3.1902 / 3°11'24"W

OS Eastings: 328083

OS Northings: 806914

OS Grid: NJ280069

Mapcode National: GBR W8.3N56

Mapcode Global: WH6LS.ZM11

Entry Name: Bridge on Old Military Road over Delavine Burn

Scheduled Date: 4 March 2002

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM10388

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: bridge

Location: Strathdon

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire


The monument comprises the remains small mid-18th century bridge over the Delavine Burn on the line of the Old Military Road connecting Coupar Angus to Fort George. The road was built to connect Perth and Dundee with the, then, newly-built Fort George. Construction of the road began in 1748 under the aegis of Major Caulfield, with the section in question, Braemar to Corgarff, started in 1753. This section includes the impressive five-arched Invercauld Bridge, but the small single-arched bridge over the Delavine Burn is much more typical of bridge building associated with the military roads.

The roadway, which is still used as an estate road, now bypasses the bridge.

The area to be scheduled is rectangular in plan to include the bridge and an area around it in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the monument may survive. The area has maximum dimensions of 25m E-W by 7m transversely, as marked in red on the attached map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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