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Fort William, Corpach, General

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Site Name Fort William, Corpach, General

Classification General View

Canmore ID 106946

Site Number NN07NE 13

NGR NN 09126 76915

NGR Description Centred NN 09126 76915

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

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

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Corpach An early settlement, which later achieved recognition as the terminal basin of the Caledonian Canal, Corpach was developed to house canal workers. It later became Fort William's industrial limb, with a short-lived shipbuilding yard and its most prominent landmark: the Pulp and Paper Mill at Annat, W. S. Atkins and Partners, 1963, the result of a government-backed initiative to bring employment to Lochaber in the 1960s. The Mill harnessed the enormous volumes of water discharged from the aluminium smelter, and helped secure the future of the railway.

[It was from Corpach that the corpses of the illustrious were embarked for burial on Iona. Only by crossing water, so the Celts believed, could 'Tir nan Og' (the land of youth) be attained.]

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk

Archaeology Notes

NN07NE 13 centred 09126 76915

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