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Roybridge, General

Village (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Roybridge, General

Classification Village (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 277444

Site Number NN28SE 46

NGR NN 27142 81116

NGR Description Centred on NN 27142 81116

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number AC0000807262. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

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

Recording Your Heritage Online

Roybridge Non-existent in 1803, this small village is a relatively recent piecemeal development around two hotels (one a former staging post). It lies at the confluence of the Spean and Roy, formerly crossed by a ford south of the re-aligned road and bridge (Telford's of 1817 was replaced in 1966).

[In 1819 the poet Robert Southey, accompanying Telford on a tour, visited Roybridge and wrote of his work here: 'These roads when they are cut through the rock, or have the high bank turfed on one side, and are walled up and parapetted on the other, are beautiful works of art; and even when they have no picturesque features of this kind, you cannot look forward or backward upon them without a sense of order, and care and fitness, which is a pleasure of no mean degree'.]

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2007. Published by the Rutland Press


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