Caledonian Canal,Laggan LocksSM5295
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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.
- Date Added
- Industrial: dock, harbour, lock; inland water
- Local Authority
- NN 28588 96272
- 228588, 796272
The monument consists of a pair of standard Caledonian Canal masonry lock chambers with associated working areas, including protective jetties projecting into Loch Lochy. It is situated at the NE end of the loch, and is partly on reclaimed ground.
The area to be scheduled is irregular in shape, approximately 335m by 70m, and is as outlined in red on the appended map.
Statement of National Importance
The monument is of national importance as part of the Caledonian Canal, built between 1803 and 1822. It is proposed for scheduling as part of a programme of protection also involving the 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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