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Union Canal, Hermiston Aqueduct

Aqueduct (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Union Canal, Hermiston Aqueduct

Classification Aqueduct (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Scott Russell Aqueduct

Canmore ID 179559

Site Number NT17SE 200

NGR NT 1840 7060

NGR Description NT 1836 7059 to NT 1846 7061

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Currie
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Archaeology Notes

NT17SE 200 1836 7059 to 1846 7061

This aqueduct, constructed in 1987, has been re-named the Scott Russell Aqueduct in honour of the engineer and naval architect who undertook experiments on the canal in the 19th century, which led to the pioneering of the wave-line principle of constructing ships.

The 170 foot (56m) high aqueduct straddles the Edinburgh city bypass.

H Brown 1997.

This aqueduct is clearly marked on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1989) and on the OS 1:10000 raster map (ND).

Information from RCAHMS (MD) 8 February 2001.


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