Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

Melgarve, Corrieyairack Pass Bridge

Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Melgarve, Corrieyairack Pass Bridge

Classification Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Allt Feite A'mhoraire

Canmore ID 24013

Site Number NN49NE 3

NGR NN 46872 96095

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2019.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Laggan
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Badenoch And Strathspey
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NN49NE 3 46862 96095

On a diversion of the Wade Road of 1731 (Lin 503) which crosses the Corriyairack Pass, an arched bridge (span 6.79m) over the Allt Feith a'Mhoraire near Melgarve (Drummin) had deteriorated. There were gaps in the parapets, a hole in the arch and, most recently, erosion of the right hand upstream training wall. In 1984 the arch and parapets were repaired, the right hand abutment was grouted, and the training wall was strengthened with concrete and stone-filled gabions. Most of the original masonry was repointed.

G R Curtis and R L Smith 1987.

NH 374 071 - NN 462 961 A watching brief was maintained over the Dalwhinnie to Fort Augustus military road or Corrieyairack Pass, focusing on the section from Fort Augustus to Melgarve which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument (NMRS NH30NE 21, NH30SE 2, NH39NE 2, NN49NW 2, NN49NE 2-4). The road was being used for the refurbishment of an electricity pylon line.

No archaeological features or deposits were revealed by groundworks. Protection was made to features that might be disturbed by work by placing of terram material.

Report lodged with Highland SMR and the NMRS.

Sponsor: Scottish Hydro-Electric plc.

S Farrell 1999


MyCanmore Image Contributions

Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions