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Fort William, Corpach, Hms St Christopher, Engineering And Mechanical Support Base

Building(S) (20th Century), Naval Establishment (20th Century), Slipway (20th Century)

Site Name Fort William, Corpach, Hms St Christopher, Engineering And Mechanical Support Base

Classification Building(S) (20th Century), Naval Establishment (20th Century), Slipway (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Auction Markets; Cnoc Nam Faobh

Canmore ID 285685

Site Number NN07NE 39

NGR NN 0870 7670

NGR Description Centred NN 0870 7670

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NN07NE 39 centred 0870 7670

Photographed in 2007 as part of the survey and recording of 20th century defences of Scotland and to enhance and augment the existing holdings of the National Monuments Record Scotland.

Information from RCAHMS (DE), April 2007

The main engineering and mechanical support section of HMS St Christopher is situated at Corpach, immediately E of the Scottish Pulp and Paper Mills. The remaining buildings are within a triangular site to the S of the railway.

Some sheds, Nissen huts and stores buildings are still extant along with the remaining portion of the slipway.

The site is visible on large scale (1:5000) vertical air photographs (106G/UK 1236, 5197-5198, 5233-5235 flown 11 March 1946 and 58/A/ 410, 5158-5160, 3 May 1949), which show that at these dates all buildings and huts would appear to be standing.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE), April 2007

Several hotels in Fort William were also requisitioned for use by the military for the duration of World War II.

B Lavery 2004; RCAHMS 2009.


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