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Caledonian Canal,Cullochy Lock

A Scheduled Monument in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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Latitude: 57.0984 / 57°5'54"N

Longitude: -4.7394 / 4°44'21"W

OS Eastings: 234144

OS Northings: 804151

OS Grid: NH341041

Mapcode National: GBR G9NY.ZSW

Mapcode Global: WH2FQ.5VD6

Entry Name: Caledonian Canal,Cullochy Lock

Scheduled Date: 13 April 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5293

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: inland water

Location: Boleskine and Abertarff

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Caol and Mallaig

Traditional County: Inverness-shire


The monument consists of a standard masonry Caledonian Canal lock, with the associated working areas. The area to be scheduled is roughly rectangular, about 120m by 60m, and is as outlined in red on the map appended. The modern lock gates and their operating mechanisms 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 involving 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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