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Caledonian Canal,Moy Bridge to Gairlochy

A Scheduled Monument in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9057 / 56°54'20"N

Longitude: -5.0085 / 5°0'30"W

OS Eastings: 216902

OS Northings: 783404

OS Grid: NN169834

Mapcode National: GBR GB0G.NKM

Mapcode Global: WH2GK.1P8C

Entry Name: Caledonian Canal,Moy Bridge to Gairlochy

Scheduled Date: 30 August 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM6493

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: inland water

Location: Kilmallie

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Caol and Mallaig

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Description

The monument comprises that stretch of inland waterway known as the Caledonian Canal running north-east from the swing bridge at Moy to the south (or top) end of the locks at Gairlochy.

The area proposed to be scheduled includes all the canal in water and the strip of ground extending up to 20m from the water on either side and containing the towpaths and embankments and any associated capstans, bollards, mooring hooks, mile posts, weirs and overflows.

The scheduled area specifically includes the culvert at Moy. It excludes all modern moorings, pontoons, slipways, walls and fences, power cables, lampposts and other street furniture. The scheduled area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as being a major component of the Caledonian Canal, built between 1803 and 1822. The canal was designed by the Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford and financed by the Government. At the opening ceremony it was described as 'one of the most stupendous undertakings of that nature which Europe had seen'; it certainly was then, and remains today, the single largest construction work in the Highlands.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

References:

Cameron, A. D. (1994) The Caledonian Canal.

Lindsay, J. (1968) The Canals of Scotland.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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