Carswada Bridge

New Abbey, KCB, NX905711

Elements: en Carswada; SSE bridge

This bridge cross Kirkgunzeon Lane, the march between New Abbey and Lochrutton parishes. Carswada itself is in Lochrutton parish. The first element of that name is Gaelic cars ‘level fertile country, usually riverside land’.

Name Book entry: “A small wooden bridge over Kirkgunzeon Lane for the accommodation of foot travellers, it is on the farm of Carswada hence the name.” OS1/20/90/13

This entry is still in draft and has yet to be proofed. There are links to the sources of historical forms of the name, where spellings can be checked.