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Caledonian Canal,Laggan Locks

A Scheduled Monument in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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Latitude: 57.0256 / 57°1'32"N

Longitude: -4.8256 / 4°49'32"W

OS Eastings: 228588

OS Northings: 796272

OS Grid: NN285962

Mapcode National: GBR GBG4.VQ0

Mapcode Global: WH2G1.VN8Y

Entry Name: Caledonian Canal,Laggan Locks

Scheduled Date: 13 April 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5295

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: inland water

Location: Kilmonivaig

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Caol and Mallaig

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument consists of a pair of standard Caledonian Canal masonry lock chambers with associated working areas, including protective jetties projecting into Loch Lochy. It is situated at the NE end of the loch, and is partly on reclaimed ground.

The area to be scheduled is irregular in shape, approximately 335m by 70m, and is as outlined in red on the appended map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as part of the Caledonian Canal, built between 1803 and 1822. It is proposed for scheduling as part of a programme of protection also involving the listing of buildings. 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


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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