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Allt Na Guaille

Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Allt Na Guaille

Classification Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 296029

Site Number NC36NW 17

NGR NC 32541 69660

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Durness
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Architecture Notes

NC36NW 17 32541 69660

This stone bridge, which is situated 190m NW of the former shepherd’s house at Inshore (NC36NW 2), carries the public road from the ferry point on the Kyle of Durness (NC 3707 6602) to the lighthouse (NC27SE 3.00) at Cape Wrath over the Allt na Guaille. It comprises a single arch, measuring 3.1m in width by up to 2.5m in height, and at road-level the bridge is 2.75m wide between parapets that measure up to 1.1m in height and are rounded and slightly splayed at both ends. The bridge is contemporary with the road, which was constructed in 1828 to service the lighthouse (Stevenson 1828).

(CWTC08 10)

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS, JH) 4 August 2008.


Project (4 August 2008 - 15 August 2008)

In August 2008 an archaeological and architectural survey was undertaken by RCAHMS of the Cape Wrath Training Centre (CWTC), Highland. The survey was commissioned as a partnership project by Defence Estates (Ministry of Defence) to provide a baseline survey to enhance the historic component of the Land Management Plan for the CWTC. The survey set out to record all visible archaeological features and architectural structures, map them using differential Global Positioning System (dGPS), digitally photograph them, and assess and record their condition using criteria defined by Defence Estates. The survey also recorded all the redundant and current boundaries around and within the centre. Sufficient time was available towards the end of the survey to enable detailed measured drawing surveys to be undertaken of some of the more interesting monuments within the CWTC.

Information from HES Survey and Recording (JRS) 18 April 2018.


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