|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Pipeline, Kinlochleven Aluminium Works|
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Modern pipeline serving Kinlochleven aluminium works. Associated construction works, such as a crane and railway beds run in the vicinity of the pipeline.
|Grid Reference:||NN 2178 6040|
|Civil Parish:||LISMORE AND APPIN|
- PIPELINE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)
- AQUEDUCT (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)
- RAILWAY (20th Century - 1901 AD to 2000 AD)
- Historic Environment Record: MHG95
- NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 76446
- NMRS Record Details: NN16SE3.1 KINLOCHLEVEN ALUMINIUM WORKS, PIPELINE
- Old SMR Reference Number: NN16SE0003
The pipeline runs from the power house at Kinlochleven (MHG33837) to the valve house (MHG22201) at 220199 760451. It then turns into a 'conduit' - sometimes referred to as an aqueduct, running all the way to the main dam at the head of Blackwater Reservoir (MHG94).
This system formed part of a hydro-electric power scheme that was at one time the biggest in Europe. The monument was scheduled in 1994. Groups of penstocks regulated the water supply to the Aluminium plant. <1>
Running parallel and on the north side of the pipeline running from the Blackwater dam to the Aluminium smelter is the remains of a rail bed. The tracks are set into concrete 0.5m apart. Over this track is a pylon that appears to have carried an overhead cable. The pylon is situated to the immediate west of the valve house (MHG22201). <2>
A rail bed running to the S of the pipeline was noted during a site visit in 2010. <3>
The scheduling of this aqueduct and pipeline was revoked in December 2011 due to the new category A listing of the associated buildings. <4>
<1> Puls, A, Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist (Verbal Communication). SHG23286.
<2> Burgess, C, 1996, Pre-afforestation survey at Kinlochleven, Site 62 (Text/Report). SHG21147.
<3> Puls, A, Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist (Verbal Communication). SHG23286.
<4> Historic Scotland, 12/2011, Exclusion from schedule - Kinlochleven, hydro-electric power station, aqueduct and dam (Text/Designation Notification/Scheduled Monument). SHG25601.
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|MHG49646||Parent of: Kinlochleven Aluminium Works, Penstocks (Monument)|
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