Basic Site Details

Name: Spey Bridge
Town, district or village: Fochabers
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: The western end was destroyed in the floods of 1829.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Bridge  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 418011804Build/construction 
Item 2 of 418311832Alterations and additionsTimber arch to replace central spans of stone bridge over the River Spey destroyed by floods for 5th Duke of Gordon. Replaced by an iron bridge 1852.
Item 3 of 418521853ReconstructionIn cast iron
Item 4 of 41912 Alterations and additionsRoad deck

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6George BurnArchitectA18011804 
Item 2 of 6James BurnArchitect, BuilderB18011804Joint contractor with his brother
Item 3 of 6Thomas TelfordEngineerEc. 1801 Submitted design - proposal was rejected.
Item 4 of 6Archibald SimpsonArchitectC18311832Timber arch to replace central spans of stone bridge over the River Spey destroyed by floods for 5th Duke of Gordon. Replaced by an iron bridge 1852.
Item 5 of 6Hoby, James & Co.EngineerB18521853 
Item 6 of 6James Abernethy & CoArchitectural practice, EngineersD1912 Road deck

Clients

The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
 NameNotes
Item 1 of 1Gordon, 5th Duke ofClient for 1831-32 work

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Fraser, G M1918Archibald Simpson Architect and his times Aberdeen Weekly Journal, 5 April to 11 October 1918xiv
Item 3 of 3Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp624

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and depositsGD 44/53/Box 1Accounts
Item 2 of 2National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House PlansRHP 2008/1