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Canongate Bridge & Abbey Place at Jedburgh

Christine Smith

Grovedale, Australia

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FEATURED in Postcards-Destinations 27-02-2011

Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Lens: @ 24mm, ISO: 100, Aperture: f8, Shutter: 1/160

Taken at Jedburgh in Scotland. Canongate Bridge is a Grade ! listed bridge dating form the 16th century. It is a coursed cream sandstone bridge with a mixture of masonry finishes (resulting from later repairs), and was at one time the principal route into the town. It is interesting to note that, for defensive reasons, the approaches to the bridge are more or less at 90 degrees. Built in the 16th century, this is an attractive three-arched bridge. Under each arch are chamfered ribs. Originally each span had four ribs but the easternmost arch now has only two. On the upstream side of the bridge is a ford across the Jed Water. The larger building is 2 Abbey Place, a Grade C listed building that houses the Jedburgh Tourist Infomation Centre.

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