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Caledonian Canal,Dochgarroch Lock

A Scheduled Monument in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Latitude: 57.433 / 57°25'58"N

Longitude: -4.3024 / 4°18'8"W

OS Eastings: 261870

OS Northings: 840416

OS Grid: NH618404

Mapcode National: GBR H9R2.FY1

Mapcode Global: WH3FH.WFDM

Entry Name: Caledonian Canal,Dochgarroch Lock

Scheduled Date: 26 October 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5417

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: inland water

Location: Inverness and Bona

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument consists of a standard masonry-walled Caledonian Canal lock, with associated working areas.

The lock forms part of the Caledonian Canal, which at the time of its construction was one of the largest canals in the world and was probably the largest civil engineering project up to that date in Scotland.

The area to be scheduled is roughly rectangular, 100m SW-NE by 45m NW-SE and is marked in red on the accompanying map. The modern lock gates and hydraulic control gear are excluded from the scheduling.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a significant part of the Caledonian Canal, built between 1803 and 1822. It is scheduled as part of a programme of protection also involving listing of buildings. Dochgarroch Lock was built as a regulating device to protect the eastern end of the canal from fluctuations in the level of water in the River Neess. The canal was designed by Thomas Telford and financed directly by Government. It set new standards in the scale of its locks.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NH64SW 16.1.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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