Raehills, Wallace's Loup, Footbridge

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Alternative Names Raehills House Policies; Kinnel Water; St Ann's; Raehills Three-Way Footbridge
Site Type FOOTBRIDGE
Canmore ID 66406
Site Number NY09SE 42.03
NGR NY 06887 93513
Council DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Parish JOHNSTONE
Former Region DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
Former District ANNANDALE AND ESKDALE
Former County DUMFRIES-SHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NY09SE 42.03 06887 93513

Location formerly cited as NY 0689 9351.

FB [NAT]
OS 1:10,000 map, 1982.

An unusual three-way timber bridge.
J R Hume 2000.

This footbridge carries an estate path over the Kinnel Water within the policies of Raehills House (NY09SE 42.00) and to the W of St Anns village (NY09SE 68).
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 22 March 2006.

2007
 PUBLICATION ACCOUNT

Project Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders

Notes An unusual late-19th century creation for the Hope Johnson family of Raehills about 100 yards upstream
from the A701 road bridge. The bridge formed part of a circular garden walk known as Wallace Loup along each side of the Kinnel Water. Its arms comprise 10 in. deep timber beams 42 ft and 46 ft long, with tension rods beneath, similar to Creel Bridge but deeper, spanning to a pagoda on a central pier of masonry in the river.
The bridge is owned by the Annandale Estates.

R Paxton and J Shipway 2007

Reproduced from 'Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders' with kind permission from Thomas Telford Publishers.

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Books and References

Hume, J R (2000) Dumfries and Galloway: an illustrated architectural guide, [Edinburgh]
Page(s): 113 Held at RCAHMS D.3.DUM

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