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Old Cramond Bridge
Mr Manson
Mr R Gourlay
001 [Situation] 2 Miles N.W. [North West] from Corstorphine.
An ancient bridge crosg [crossing] the River Almond having 3 arches and is of narrow dimensions with parapets it has undergone several repairs as may be inferred from the dates inscribed 1619-87 & 1776.
Ext. [Extract] from Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] of Cramond "The old bridge over the Almond was in a ruinous & impassable condition in 1607 as appears from an Act of the Scottish Parliament It bears three successive dates of repair 1619, 1687 and 1776 - The oldest arch is groined and of a structure similar to the old arches of Bothwell Bridge over the Clyde or that of the Maiden Bridge over the South Esk." - Ext. [Extract] from the Stat. Acct. [Statistical Account] 1845 "Almost immediately adjoining the Old Cramond Bridge, stands Braehead the property of W.H. Crawford Esq of Crawfordland. The Howiesons Page 8 of Braehead are of Old standing in the parish and from tradition we are informed that part of the property of Braehead was obtained from one of the King's of Scotland as a reward for service rendered by one of their ancestors who came to the rescue of his Majesty when attacked by a gang of gipsies or robbers and who with a flail for his weapon and "fortiter pugncuis" delivered the Laird of Ballengeich from his assailants The tenure by which this royal gift of land is held is the presenting of a basin of water and a napkin to the King of Scotland to wash his hands if so inclined which was accordingly done by Mr Crawford at the banquet given to George 4th in Edinburgh in 1822. The rose water then used has ever since been hermetically sealed up and the towel which dried the hands of Majesty on that occasion has never since been used for any other purpose.

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