Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus to Loch NessSM3614
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The legal document available for download below constitutes the formal designation of the monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The additional details provided on this page are provided for information purposes only and do not form part of the designation. Historic Environment Scotland accepts no liability for any loss or damages arising from reliance on any inaccuracies within this additional information.
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- Industrial: dock, harbour, lock; inland water; light, warning, signal
- Local Authority
- Boleskine And Abertarff
- NH 37988 9244
- 237988, 809244
The monument comprises that stretch of inland waterway known as the Caledonian Canal running from the top (west) lock at Fort Augustus eastward to Loch Ness.
The area proposed to be scheduled includes all the canal in water and the strip of ground extending up to 20m from the water on either side and containing the towpaths and embankments and any associated capstans, bollards, mooring hooks, mile posts, weirs and overflows. The scheduled area includes the flight of five locks and the lighthouse but excludes the modern lock gates and their hydraulic control gear, the road swing bridge, all modern moorings, pontoons, piers, slipways, walls and fences, power cables, lampposts and other street furniture. The scheduled area is marked in red on the accompanying map extract.
This proposal is a revision of the earlier scheduling: Caledonian Canal, flight of five locks at Fort Augustus, to include not just the locks themselves but the stretch of canal between them and Loch Ness including its lighthouse.
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