MHG2698 - British Aluminium Factory, Foyers

Summary

Late C19 aluminium works

Type and Period (1)

  • ALUMINIUM SMELTER (Built, 19th Century - 1895 AD to 1896 AD (between))

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Full Description

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>


Minchinton, W, 1984, A guide to industrial archaeology sites in Britain, 169 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2521.


Close-Brooks, J, 1986, Exploring Scotland's Heritage: The Highlands, 41-2, No. 10 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2053.


<1> Gifford, J, 1992, Highland and Islands, 179, 180 (Text/Publication/Monograph). SHG2247.


<2> Hume, J R, 1977, The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands, 204; pl. 22 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2332.


<3> Historic Scotland, Information Supplementary to the Statutory List (This information has no legal significance) (Dataset). SHG24041.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 49691 21051 (140m by 140m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH42SE
Civil Parish BOLESKINE AND ABERTARFF
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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