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Caledonian Canal, Loch Darroch Weir

Weir (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Caledonian Canal, Loch Darroch Weir

Classification Weir (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Caledonian Canal, River Ness Weir

Canmore ID 197180

Site Number NH63NW 29.11

NGR NH 6143 3978

NGR Description NH 6123 3952 to NH 6151 3994

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

NH63NW 29.11 6123 3952 to 6151 3994

This weir, which is 600 yards long, carries the River Ness out of Loch Dochfour and separates it from the course of the canal.

G Hutton 1992.

This weir is clearly marked on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, sheet xix), on the 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire 1905, sheet xix), on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1975) and on the OS Basic Scale raster map (ND).

Information from RCAHMS (MD) 27 September 2001.


Field Visit (30 October 2013 - 30 October 2013)

Caledonian Canal, Loch Darroch Weir

This extensive curving weir is 600m in length, 50-60m in width and dropping some 3 to 4m in height. It is stone pitched and partially covered in grass and vegetation. The canal edge has been repaired with concrete and cast iron bars in place

Visited by Scottish Canals Trust (MM)


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