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Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus to Loch Ness

A Scheduled Monument in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Latitude: 57.1454 / 57°8'43"N

Longitude: -4.6794 / 4°40'45"W

OS Eastings: 237988

OS Northings: 809244

OS Grid: NH379092

Mapcode National: GBR G9TT.WXB

Mapcode Global: WH2FK.3N0L

Entry Name: Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus to Loch Ness

Scheduled Date: 7 April 1975

Last Amended: 30 August 1996

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM3614

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 comprises that stretch of inland waterway known as the Caledonian Canal running from the top (west) lock at Fort Augustus eastward to Loch Ness.

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 includes the flight of five locks and the lighthouse but excludes the modern lock gates and their hydraulic control gear, the road swing bridge, all modern moorings, pontoons, piers, slipways, walls and fences, power cables, lampposts and other street furniture. The scheduled area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

This proposal is a revision of the earlier scheduling: Caledonian Canal, flight of five locks at Fort Augustus, to include not just the locks themselves but the stretch of canal between them and Loch Ness including its lighthouse.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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