Rumblingbridge  Kinross Shire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Rumblingbridge like this:

Rumbling-Bridge, a station on the Devon Valley railway, in Fossoway parish, at the mutual boundary of Perth and Kinross shires, 4¼ miles ENE of Dollar. It takes its name from a bridge-spanned cataract of the river Devon, which, forming part of what are called the Falls of Devon, commences at the Devil's Mill, 350 yards higher up; traverses thence, till past the Rumbling-Bridge, a narrow gloomy chasm, over blocks and clefts and rugged shelves of rock, between tangled craggy steeps; and emits a hollow rumbling sound, like that produced by heavy-laden waggons on a rough road between reverberating heights. ...

The chasm has a mean depth of not more than 100 feet, but is so shagged with brushwood, so overshadowed by crags, as to look like an abyss; and, as seen from certain points of view, has the appearance of a sharp continuous fissure, formed by a vertical earthquake. Two bridges span it in the vicinity of the hotel the one 80 feet above the bed of the stream, and constructed in 1713; the other 120 feet high, and constructed in 1816-and both command a grandly impressive view.—Ord. Sur., sh. 40, 1867.

Rumblingbridge through time

Rumblingbridge is now part of Perth and Kinross district. Click here for graphs and data of how Perth and Kinross has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Rumblingbridge itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Rumblingbridge, in Perth and Kinross and Kinross Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th June 2024

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