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Caledonian Canal, Corpach

Canal (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Caledonian Canal, Corpach

Classification Canal (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 105785

Site Number NN07NE 9

NGR NN 0974 7665

NGR Description NN 0956 7662 to NN 0999 7561

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kilmallie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Lochaber
  • Former County Inverness-shire

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Corpach Locks, 1804-6 The final locks on the canal, 60 miles from its start at Inverness, provide access to Loch Linnhe. The quay is no longer busy, the dominating bulk of the engine house was demolished in 1968, but a number of associated buildings still stand out against the formidable backdrop of Ben Nevis.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

NN07NE 9.00 0956 7662 to 0999 7561

NN07NE 9.01 NN 0960 7660 Engine House

NN07NE 9.02 NN 09589 76633 Sea Lock

NN07NE 9.03 NN 09551 76634 Lighthouse (Beacon)

NN07NE 9.04 Centred NN 09870 76622 Locks

NN07NE 9.05 NN 09549 76599 South Pier (Loch Linnhe/Loch Eil)

NN07NE 9.06 NN 09710 76650 Corpach Basin

NN07NE 9.07 NN 09518 76635 Corpach Pier (Loch Linnhe/Loch Eil)

See also:

NN07NE 15 NN 09606 76664 Caledonian Canal, Storehouse

NN07NE 16 NN 09792 76669 1 Ardbeg, Lock Keepers' Cottages

NN07NE 17 NN 09804 76667 2 Ardbeg, Lock Keepers' Cottages

The canal, which commences where Loch Linnhe turns W to join Loch Eil, is shown clearly on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1875, sheet vi), on the 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1904, sheet cl), on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1975) and on the OS Basic Scale raster map (ND). After passing through a sea lock (NN07NE 9.02) (not visible on the 1st edition map), it flows through a basin (NN07NE 9.06), rises through two locks (NN07NE 9.04) and then heads E.

There appears to have been a bopundary change in this area, as the canal appears on an Argyllshire sheet in the 1st edition but on an Inverness-shire sheet subsequently.

Information from RCAHMS (MD), 30 August 2001.


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