Castle Shotts Bridge
|Name||Bridge over Castle Shotts Road|
|OS grid ref||NO 25178 07500|
|Latitude & longitude||56°15′15″N 3°12′33″W|
This bridge, over Castle Shotts Road, links the gardens of Falkland Palace to the lane leading to the west of the village and the House of Falkland. It formed part of the "private walk" linking the Palace and the House.
|HES listing details|
|Reference: LB8801||Date: 01/02/1972||Category: B|
Private bridge between Palace and House of Falkland over Castle Shotts Drive, with wall and gateway On east side of Castle Shotts Drive
John Kinross, 1891-2. Single, semi-circular arched, gentle hog-backed bridge over public road with adjoining wall and round-arched gateway to E. Squared and snecked rubble with ashlar parapet and intrados. Rusticated buttresses. Channelled vouissors. Coped parapet with base course and square-plan terminal piers.
WALL AND GATEWAY TO E: coped squared and snecked rubble wall with band course. Round-arched gateway with channelled voussiors and impost course. 2-leaf slatted timber gate, leading to Falkland Palace policies.
|Statement of special interest
This bridge is forms important part of the wider designed landscape and links the two estates of Falkland Place and House of Falkland. The stone work is well detailed and the bridge has a gentle hump-backed slope which adds to its interest. The use of architectural detailing, including the rusticated buttresses and channelled vouissoirs link the bridge stylistically to the rest of the building forming the estate. The gateway and linking wall form part of boundary of Falkland Palace Estate. [...]