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Fort William, Lochaber Aluminium Smelter

Aluminium Works (20th Century)

Site Name Fort William, Lochaber Aluminium Smelter

Classification Aluminium Works (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) North British Aluminium Co; Fort William, Aluminium Works; Lochaber Hydro-electric Scheme

Canmore ID 76797

Site Number NN17NW 16

NGR NN 12556 75030

NGR Description Centred NN 12556 75030

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/76797

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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NN17NW 16.00 centred 12556 75030

Works [NAT] (at NN 1260 7505)

OS 1:10,000 map, 1975.

Location formerly entered as NN 126 750.

Extends onto map sheet NN17SW.

NN17NW 16.01 NN 12766 75112 Power House (Electricity Generating Station)

NN17NW 16.02 NN 12733 75147 Tail Race

See also:

NN17SW 22.00 NN 13205 74956 Penstocks

NN17SW 22.01 NN 13718 74782 Surge Chamber ('Shaft')

NN17SW 59 NN 1002 7419 to NN 1037 7445 to NN 1240 7490 Pier, Pier Railway and Beacon

For major elements of (associated) Lochaber Hydro-Electric Scheme, see:

NN37NW 8 NN 34782 77182 Loch Treig, Dam

NN37SW 3 NN 3355 7234 Loch Treig (Reservoir)

NN38SE 7 NN 37241 80786 Loch Laggan, Dam

NN48NE 9 NN 48685 86931 Loch Laggan (Reservoir)

For Lochaber Aluminium Railway (associated construction railway), see:

NN17NW 14 NN 1267 7500 to NN 1499 7645 Fort William - Leanachan Forest

NN17NE 15 NN 1500 7645 to NN 1999 7695 Leanachan Forest - Achadh na Sine

NN17SW 58 NN 1240 7490 to NN 1267 7499 Fort William

NN27NW 6 NN 2000 7695 to NN 2303 7665 to NN 2499 7838 Achadh na Sine - Allt Coire an Eoin - The Lairig

NN27NE 3 NN 2500 7838 to NN 2920 7999 The Lairig - Monessie

NN27SE 40 NN 2920 8000 to NN 2999 8030 Monessie

NN37NW 7 NN 3091 7999 to NN 342 760 and NN c. 347 768 Caochan Daraich - Allt Laire - Creag Fhiaclach - Rubha Ceann Aird Thonnaich

NN38SW 22 NN 3000 8030 to NN 3091 8000 Monessie - Creag Buidhe - Caochan Daraich

Activities

Metal Detector Survey (17 July 2018 - 23 July 2018)

NN 1225 7474 (centred on) A metal detector and walkover survey were undertaken, 17 – 23 July 2018, within the boundary of the Battles of Inverlochy I (1431) and Inverlochy II (1645), as defined in the Inventory of Historic Battlefields. A single musket ball was recovered that may relate to the 1645 battle or may relate to general recreational hunting.

Archive: NRHE (intended) Report: Highland HER

Funder: Liberty Aluminium Lochaber Ltd

Graeme Carruthers – CFA Archaeology Ltd

(Source: DES Volume 19)

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