MHG2698 - British Aluminium Factory, Foyers
Late C19 aluminium works
Type and Period (1)
- ALUMINIUM SMELTER (Built, 19th Century - 1895 AD to 1896 AD (between))
Built 1896, presumably by Cameron and Burnett; closed 1970. Very sturdy in hammer-dressed rubble, the front a parade of round-arched windows in crowstepped gables.
J Gifford 1992. <1>
(Location cited as NH 497 211). Aluminium works, Foyers, founded 1896 by the British Aluminium Co Ltd. The surviving part of the works is an eight-bay rustic single-storey range with crow-stepped gables on each bay. At the W end is a lower wider bay in the same style, and at the E end are two narrower bays at right-angles. No longer an aluminium works. Nearby is the quay at one time used for shipment through the Caledonian Canal.
J R Hume 1977. <2>
This structure was reviewed as part of the Hydroelectric Power Thematic Survey, February 2011. The listing category was changed from B to A. Full details about the structure are available in the listed building description (see link). <3>
Photographs of this former aluminium works, now the Falls of Foyers power station, were submitted to the HER in June 2011 to satisfy a condition on listed building consent (11/00944/LBC) for internal and external alterations. The photographs illustrate various areas requiring repairs. <4>
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Close-Brooks, J. 1986. Exploring Scotland's Heritage: The Highlands. 41-2, No. 10.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Minchinton, W. 1984. A guide to industrial archaeology sites in Britain. 169.
- <1> Text/Publication/Monograph: Gifford, J. 1992. Highland and Islands. The Buildings of Scotland. Paper (Original). 179, 180.
- <2> Text/Publication/Volume: Hume, J R. 1977. The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands. Paper (Original). 204; pl. 22.
- <3> Dataset: Historic Scotland. Information Supplementary to the Statutory List (This information has no legal significance). Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 49691 21051 (140m by 140m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||BOLESKINE AND ABERTARFF|
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Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB1880 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/12322 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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