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KINLOCHLEVEN VILLAGE WATER SUPPLY DAM (NEAR WEST HIGHLAND WAY)LB12928

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
31/01/1991
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Lismore And Appin
NGR
NN 19596 60185
Coordinates
219596, 760185

Description

P W Meik (Thomas Meik and Sons), chief engineer, Alfred H Roberts, resident engineer, Sir W Murray Morrison, manager and technical advisor, Sir John Jackson Ltd, principal contractor. Circa 1909. Dam of mass concrete gravity construction 440 feet long and 55 feet high (in 1911 "at present only carried up to half this height").5:1 mass concrete with 4:1 fine concrete face. Pronounced batter to N with modern railings to part.24" diam cast-iron upstand tower just S of dam with original railed platform and sluice mechanism.

Statement of Special Interest

"A fine example of solid sound homogenous work" (Roberts). This supplied a reservoir near the village and is presumbly the second dam (after the Blackwater) in Britain to have been built without masonry cladding.

References

Bibliography

Alfred H Roberts "The Loch Leven Water-power Works" Min Proc Inst Civ Engrs Vol CLXXXVII (1911) pp28-141.

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