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Braemore House, Tunnel

Culvert (Period Unassigned), Tunnel (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Braemore House, Tunnel

Classification Culvert (Period Unassigned), Tunnel (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Braemore And Inverbroom Estate

Canmore ID 70740

Site Number NH27NW 4

NGR NH 20000 79400

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Lochbroom
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH27NW 4 203 784

Possibly on map sheet NH17NE.

See also NH27NW 13.

For Braemore House and related sites, see NH17NE 7.00.

'Tunnel & culvert': listed. [No details given.]

D W Ross 1990.

The location of these structures remains uncertain and no description is apparently available. Either these structures or the 'stable' NH27NW 13 (at cited location NH 200 793) may be the 'cattle byre with the cross-section of a railway tunnel' that is reported by Prof R Paxton (24 February 2006) at cited location NH 200 794.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 27 March 2006.


Publication Account

Braemore and Inverbroom Estate Structures, Wester Ross

(Institute Civil Engineers Historic Engineering Works no. HEW 1556)

Sir John Fowler, whose major works included London’s Metropolitan Railway and the Forth Bridge, purchased in 1865 and 1867, respectively, estates totalling 40 000 acres at Braemore and Inverbroom, near Ullapool, which he enjoyed for over three decades, his last visit being in

October 1897. During this period he applied his engineering skills to developing the estate for the enjoyment ofhis family and distinguished guests. His improvements, apart from planting nine million trees and maximising agricultural development, included a cattle byre (NH 2000 7940) with the cross-section of a tunnel, similar although not identical to those of the Metropolitan Railway, built into the hillside west of Home Loch. It is about 38 ft long internally and 17 ft wide with an arched masonry roof 14 ft high.

R Paxton and J Shipway, 2007.

Reproduced from 'Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Highlands and Islands' with kind permission from Thomas Telford Publishers.


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