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Caledonian Canal,Kyltra Lock

A Scheduled Monument in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Latitude: 57.1226 / 57°7'21"N

Longitude: -4.722 / 4°43'19"W

OS Eastings: 235305

OS Northings: 806811

OS Grid: NH353068

Mapcode National: GBR G9QW.V31

Mapcode Global: WH2FQ.F7NK

Entry Name: Caledonian Canal,Kyltra Lock

Scheduled Date: 6 April 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5291

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: inland water

Location: Boleskine and Abertarff

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 area to be scheduled is approximately 120m by 60m, and is marked in red on the attached 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. Its scheduling is part of a programme of protection which also includes listing of buildings. The canal, designed by Thomas Telford and financed directly by Government, set new standards in the scale of its locks and was, at the time of its commencement, the world's largest canal.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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