Gilderland Bridge

From Falkland Historic Buildings
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Building summary
Gilderland Bridge.JPG
Name Gilderland Bridge
Other names
Date c.1874
Architect William Burn
OS grid ref NO 24193 07437
Latitude & longitude 56°15′12″N 3°13′30″W

The Gilderland Bridge crosses the Maspie Burn, and also a footpath, near the House of Falkland. Gilderland is another name for Guelders, and presumably commemorates Queen Mary of Guelders, wife of King James II of Scotland.

HES listing details[1]
Reference: LB8765 Date: 01/02/1972 Category: B
Address/Site Name

House of Falkland Estate, Gilderland Bridge over Maspie Burn


William Burn, circa 1844. Tall, round-arched bridge with smaller round-arched pedestrian arch to E on slightly curved plan. Squared and snecked rubble with rusticated voussiors; corniced stone ashlar parapet with continuous arcaded balustrade; square-plan, coped terminal piers.

Statement of special interest

This tall road bridge, built by William Burn, is an important part of the designed landscape surrounding the House of Falkland. The bridge includes a particularly good parapet, which is composed of a continuous arcade of arches set on a curved plan. [...]