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ID:MHG3007
Type of record:Monument
Name:Nairn Viaduct
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Sites and Monuments Record Card  © Highland Council (File size: 34 KB)
Grid Reference:NH 7643 4491
Map Sheet:NH74SE
Civil Parish:CROY AND DALCROSS
Geographical Area:INVERNESS

Monument Types

Protected Status:Listed Building (A) 1709: Clava, Nairn Viaduct Over the River Nairn, otherwise Known As Culloden Moor Viaduct

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG3007
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 14272
  • NMRS Record Details: NH74SE23 CLAVA, NAIRN VIADUCT
  • Non-Statutory Register (R)
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NH74SE0022

Full description

Description and photographs of it being built. Inverness FC Vol V p184 - HAW 9.2002
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Inv/Culloden & Ardersier Local Plan, April 1994: P38/2.11.9.
POLICY - 2.5.13 will apply.
J Aitken : 23/05/01.
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NH74SE 23 7646 4462 to 7637 4512
For (adjacent) Culloden Moor Station, see NH74NE 41.00.

Nairn Viaduct [NAT]
OS 1:10,000 map, 1990.

A remarkable 28-span masonry viaduct, the longest in Scotland and built on a curve.
J R Hume 1977.

This double-track viaduct is the longest masonry railway viaduct in Scotland. It was designed by Murdoch Paterson for the Highland Rly across the River Findhorn; it opened on 1 November 1898 and remains in use.
M Smith 1994.

This viaduct carries the (current and diversion) Perth-Inverness main line across the River Nairn, which here forms the boundary between the portions of Croy and Dalcross parish in Inverness District (Inverness-shire) and Nairn District (Nairn). It is approached by massive embankments on both N and S and forms a short break in the otherwise-unrelenting climb of the railway heading S from Inverness.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 June 1996.

Opened to traffic 1.11.1898

Sources and further reading

---Image/Photograph(s): Dalroy, Nairn Viaduct.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
---Image/Photograph(s): Dalroy, Nairn Viaduct.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
---Text/Publication/Volume: Hume, J R. 1977. The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands. Paper (Original). 205.
---Text/Publication/Volume: Smith, M. 1994. British railway bridges and viaducts. 144-7.
---Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph: Nairn viaduct. Colour Print. .

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