MHG14260 - Fish Trap or pier - Brecknish
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Type and Period (2)
- FISH TRAP? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- PIER? (19th Century - 1850 AD? to 1850 AD?)
- None recorded
A fish trap or C19 pier associarted with Culloden Brick and Tile Works.
What could be a long linear fish trap is visible on aerial photography, possibly forming a right angle and extending towards the shore at Brecknish, although these may be separate. <1>
NH713 485 Remains of pier associated with Culloden Tile and Brick Works (site: NH727478 approx). The Brick and tile works were established c1850 by McNab and Campbell and a wooden pier was to be erected, linked to the works by a 1000 yard railway which was to be the first in the north - but it only had horse drawn waggons (Inverness Courier 28 Nov 1850). Bricks and tiles were being shipped to Balintraid where the company had a yard to supply Easter Ross (Northern Ensign 15 April 1852). The tile works were established largely to produce field drainage tiles, following the Drainage Act of 1846, which provided low interest government loans for drainage schemes. Part of the pier is a walkway built with field drainage tiles and is still in position.
Reported by David Alston 14/2/1999
This feature was photographed during aerial surveys by RCAHMS in 2013. See link below to HES Canmore record. <2>
- --- SHG4282 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph: B/W Negative. .
- --- SHG4283 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph: B/W Negative. .
- <1> SHG27491 Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 1999-2001. Get Mapping colour vertical aerial photography 1999-2001 (The Millennium Map). XY
- <2> SHG23282 Interactive Resource/Online Database: RCAHMS. Canmore, online database of the Royal Commission for the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). 346352.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7124 4844 (207m by 165m) (Buffered by site type)|
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