Caledonian Canal,Cullochy LockSM5293
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- Date Added
- Industrial: dock, harbour, lock; inland water
- Local Authority
- Boleskine And Abertarff
- NH 34144 4151
- 234144, 804151
The monument consists of a standard masonry Caledonian Canal lock, with the associated working areas. The area to be scheduled is roughly rectangular, about 120m by 60m, and is as outlined in red on the map appended. The modern lock gates and their operating mechanisms are excluded from the scheduling.
Statement of National Importance
The monument is of national importance as a significant part of the Caledonian Canal, built between 1803 and 1822. It is scheduled as part of a programme of protection involving listing of buildings. The canal was designed by Thomas Telford and financed directly by Government. It set new standards in the scale of its locks.
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