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Dunglass Viaduct

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    DUNGLASS BURN; DUNGLASS DEAN
  • Canmore ID
    58886
  • Site type
    RAILWAY VIADUCT
  • Parish
    COCKBURNSPATH
  • Council
    BERWICKSHIRE
  • NGR
    NT 77068 72148
  • Latitude, longitude
    55.941828N, 2.368705W
  • Archeological notes
    NT77SE 44 77068 72148 Dunglass Viaduct [NAT] OS 1:10,000 map, 1987. See also NT77SE 37, 43 ,45 and 114. Not to be confused with railway bridge at NT 77218 72028 (to the SE), for which see NT77SE 79. (Location cited as NT 771 721). Dunglass Vaiduct, opened 1846 by the North British Rly. A six-span viaduct with a 135ft (41.1m) central span flanked on one side by two smaller arches and on the other by three. The arch rings, quoins on the piers, and the buttresses on either side of the main span are of ashlar, the rest of the masonwork being coursed rubble. The buttresses have incised linear ornament. J R Hume 1976. This bridge carries the Edinburgh-Newcastle portion of the Edinburgh - London (King's Cross) 'East coast main line' over the Dunglass Burn, which flows in Dunglass Dean and here forms the boundary between the parishes of Oldhamstocks (East Lothian) and Cockburnspath (Berwickshire). This line has been electrified, and the viaduct carries overhead line equipment. The location assigned to this record defines the centre of the structure. The available map evidence suggests that it extends from NT C. 77020 72187 to NT c. 77099 72125. Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 February 2006.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 58886 (1932)
    View from NE of Dunglass road bridge and viaduct.
  • 58886 (1974)
    View from NE along Dunglass Burn showing main arch. Dunglass New Bridge is visible in the background.
  • 58886 (1974)
    View from NNE along road showing arches.
  • 58886 (1974)
    View from ground level along side of arch showing incised ornament on buttress.
  • 58886 (22/7/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Dunglass centred on bridges and a viaduct, taken from the S.
  • 58886 (22/7/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Dunglass centred on bridges and a viaduct, taken from the NE.
  • 58886 (22/7/1998)
    Oblique aerial view of Dunglass centred on bridges and a viaduct, taken from the NNE.
  • 58886 (1993)
    Aerial view.
  • 58886 (1993)
    Aerial view.
  • 58886 (1993)
    Aerial view.
  • 58886 (1993)
    Aerial view.
  • 58886 (1993)
    Aerial view.
  • 58886 (1993)
    Aerial view.
  • 58886 (1993)
    Aerial view showing Dunglass Road Bridge, Railway Viaduct and New Bride.
  • 58886 (1993)
    Filed in archaeology box file
  • 58886 (1993)
    Filed in archaeology box file
  • 58886 (1993)
    Filed in archaeology box file
  • 58886 (1932)
    View from NE of Dunglass road bridge and viaduct.
  • 58886 ()
    General view.
  • 58886 ()
    General view.
  • 58886 ()
    General view through trees.
  • 58886 ()
    General view of both bridges.
  • 58886 ()
    General view of both bridges.
  • 58886 (1986)
    View of bridges.
  • 58886 (1986)
    View of bridges from SW.
  • 58886 (1975)
    View of arch.
  • 58886 (1880)
    Copy of historic photograph showing general view.
  • 58886 (1880)
    Copy of historic photograph showing general view.
  • 58886 (1975)
    View through trees.
  • 58886 ()
    Photographic copy of engraving of viaduct from SW.
  • 58886 (20/11/2001)
    View from NE of central large span, with 'Dunglass New Bridge' partially visible in background
  • 58886 (20/11/2001)
    View from NE of central large span, with 'Dunglass New Bridge' partially visible in background
  • 58886 (1992)
    Oblique aerial view.

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 525311 (10/4/1978)
    Dunglass Viaduct View from SW showing SW front of viaduct with Dunglass Road Bridge in background
  • 433676 (1974)
    Dunglass Viaduct View from N showing main arch
  • 433671 (1974)
    Dunglass Viaduct View from NE along Dunglass Burn showing main arch. Dunglass New Bridge is visible in the background
  • 433668 (1974)
    Dunglass Viaduct View from NNE along road showing arches
  • 433662 (1974)
    Dunglass Viaduct View from ground level along side of arch showing incised ornament on buttress
  • 1169320 (1932)
    View from NE of Dunglass road bridge and viaduct.
  • 58886 (20/11/2001)
    View from NE of central large span, with 'Dunglass New Bridge' partially visible in background

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 58886 (12/4/1974)
    John R Hume Industrial/CBA cards Filed under Berwickshire, Cockburnspath parish. Contact prints attached (Hume photo index number H74/75/2, 3, 5, 6). (see NMRS MS/749 entry for Collection description).

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1147926 (31/3/2009)
    General oblique aerial view of Dunglass House and bridges, taken from the SSW.
  • 1147925 (31/3/2009)
    General oblique aerial view of Dunglass House and bridges, taken from the SSW.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Haddingtonshire, Sheet 121853
 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 001.101855