MHG14 - Ballachulish slate quarries, West and East Laroch


The main areas of slate quarrying at Ballachulish, active from c.1693 to 1955.

Type and Period (1)

  • SLATE QUARRY (In use, 17th Century to 20th Century - 1693 AD? to 1955 AD)

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Ballachulish Slate Quarries [NAT] (at NN 085 581)
OS 1:10,000 map, 1990.

Slate quarries, East and west Laroch, Ballachulish. Founded c. 1693. There are two main quarries here. The larger (NN 085 583) is partly flooded, though terraced workings, like those in North Wales, may also be seen. An inclined plane survies, built of slate rubble, with an arch over the former main road. The other quarry (NN 073 582) is not as interesting. There are harbours (NN05NE 12) formed out of quarry waste.
J R Hume 1977.

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Grid reference Centred NN 08004 58229 (1458m by 463m) (3 map features)
Map sheet NN05NE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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