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Cockburnspath, Pease Bridge

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    PEASE BURN; PEASE DEAN
  • Canmore ID
    58739
  • Site type
    ROAD BRIDGE
  • Parish
    COCKBURNSPATH
  • Council
    BERWICKSHIRE
  • NGR
    NT 79153 69977
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.922418N, 2.335157W
  • Archeological notes
    NT76NE 30 79153 69977 Pease Bridge [NAT] OS 1:10,000 map, 1977. (NT 7915 6997) Pease Bridge was built in 1786. Comprising four tall arches, it is 300ft [91.5m] long, 16ft [4.9m] wide and 130ft [39.6m] high. The parapet is surmounted by an iron railing. New Statistical Account (NSA, A Baird) 1845; A Thomson 1908. Pease Bridge, 1786: David Henderson, mason/architect. Four tall arches, nearly 39m (130ft) high over the Pease Dean: the highest bridge in the world at the time of construction. C A Strang 1994. This bridge carries the A1107 public road over the Pease Burn to the SE of Cockburnspath village (NT77NE 65). The location assigned to this record defines the centre of the structure. The available map evidence suggests that it extends from NT c. 79099 69967 to NT c. 79199 69972. Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 1 February 2006.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 58739 ()
    Photographic copy of a watercolour of Pease Bridge. Insc on verso 'Bridge for fast wagons'
  • 58739 ()
    Photographic copy of a watercolour of Pease Bridge. Insc on verso 'Bridge for fast wagons'
  • 58739 ()
    General view.
  • 58739 ()
    General view.
  • 58739 ()
    Photographic copy of engraving showing view of the bridge.
  • 58739 (1963)
    General view.
  • 58739 (1963)
    Detail of handrail.
  • 58739 (2/1962)
    General view.
  • 58739 (2/1962)
    General view.
  • 58739 (2/1962)
    General view.
  • 58739 (15/7/1994)
    Oblique aerial view. General view taken over Pease Bay looking S towards the road bridge.
  • 58739 (15/7/1994)
    Oblique aerial view. General view taken over Pease Bay looking S towards the road bridge.
  • 58739 (15/7/1994)
    Oblique aerial view. General view taken over Pease Bay looking S towards the road bridge.

PRINT ROOM

  • 58739 ()
    Engraving of Pease Bridge seen from river level.
  • 58739 (1900)
    General view, Pease Bridge near Dunbar, PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM No.216: Scotland and the Isle of Man Album.
  • 58739 (1880)
    Historic photograph. General view.
  • 58739 ()
    Engraved view.
  • 58739 ()
    Postcard view.

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 58739 ()
    Photographic copy of engraving showing view of the bridge.
  • 58739 ()
    Digital copy of engraving showing view of the bridge.
  • 525295 (10/4/1978)
    Pease Bridge View looking W along deck
  • 525294 (10/4/1978)
    Pease Bridge View showing arches
  • 525293 (10/4/1978)
    Pease Bridge View showing arches
  • 525292 (10/4/1978)
    Pease Bridge View from ENE showing N front

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1033555 (4/4/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the road bridge, taken from the S.
  • 1033553 ()
    Oblique aerial view centred on the road bridge, taken from the SSW.
  • 1033552 ()
    Oblique aerial view centred on the road bridge, taken from the NNW.
  • 1033551 ()
    Oblique aerial view centred on the road bridge, taken from the NNE.
  • 1033550 (4/4/2006)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the road bridge, taken from the SSE.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Berwickshire, Sheet I1855

1st edition 25-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey 25 inch to the mile Berwick, Sheet 001.151855