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Inverness, Caledonian Canal, Clachnaharry Sea Lock, Lock Keeper's House

House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Inverness, Caledonian Canal, Clachnaharry Sea Lock, Lock Keeper's House

Classification House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Bressay House And Taransay House

Canmore ID 179454

Site Number NH64NW 28.01

NGR NH 64463 46718

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Inverness And Bona
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NH64NW 28.01 64463 46718

This house is an an exposed position, similar to that of a lighthouse-keeper, close to the end of the S embankment on which the sea-lock (NH64NW 28.00) stands.

G Hutton 1992.

Caledonian Canal; sea lock and lock keeper's cottage.

CFA/MORA Coastal Assessment Survey 1998.

The location of this house is visible on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1874, sheet iv), on the 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1907, sheet iv), on the current edition of the 1:10000 map (1985) and on the OS Basic Scale raster map (ND).

Information from RCAHMS (MD) 4 October 2001.


Field Visit (21 November 2012 - 21 November 2012)

This lock keepers house is a two storey, white painted, stone built house with a slate roof. It comprises two residences; currently one is in use as an office and the other is in domestic use. There are outshots at both ends of the building and two outshots to the rear. A small wooden porch at the front has a double entry and a slate roof. A small garden enclosed by a fence surrounds the building.

A separate small detached stone building to the north has a brick chimney and is currently used as a store.


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