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View of Strowan Bridge

View of Strowan Bridge

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1775

Shelfmark: Ktop L

Item number: 83.4

Genre: Topographical Print

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Strowan Bridge in the town of Crieff, Perthshire in Scotland. This triple arched stone bridge over the River Earn was built in about the year1700. It is not known how the name Crieff developed- it could have derived from the Gaelic word ‘craobh’ which means ‘among the trees’ or just as likely is ‘Crubha Cnoc’, which translates as ‘settlement on the haunch of the Knock’- the knock being the hill on which the town is situated. The town is situated at the boundary between the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands and developed as an important market town- especially for the trade of cattle. The River Earn flows almost 50 miles from Loch Earn through Perthshire until it reaches the Firth of Tay.

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