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Caledonian Canal, Aberchalder, Old Canal Bridge

Canal Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Caledonian Canal, Aberchalder, Old Canal Bridge

Classification Canal Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 298033

Site Number NH30SW 9.02

NGR NH 33855 03565

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Boleskine And Abertarff
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes


Field Visit (25 June 2013 - 25 June 2013)

Bridge abutments - NH30SE 9.02 at NH 33851 03569 Stone built curved abutments are seen on both sides of the canal. The abutments are built as 2 curved walls with apparently earth and stone infill forming a road surface. They are c.1.5m high at canal end grading back to ground level. The narrow end is c.3m wide, inland c.7m wide.

At the canal end the wall is also curved to allow for the fit of the swing bridge.

The 2 opposing abutments are the only remaining features of the original swing bridge. The E side is unpainted but presently the W abutment is white painted with black capstones.


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