MHG32966 - Site of Mound Viaduct, Loch Fleet
Site of a railway viaduct spanning River Fleet. The viaduct would have carried the Dornoch Light Railway branch line.
Type and Period (1)
- RAILWAY VIADUCT (In use, 20th Century - 1901 AD to 1960 AD (between))
- None recorded
Viaduct constructed in 1901 to carry the Dornoch Light Railway across the River Fleet. Now demolished but the piers remain. <1>
As described above - only the piers survive. The viaduct was demolished in the 1960s following the closure of the Dornoch Light Railway branch line. <2>
Remains of the railway viaduct on N & S side of The Mound. N side is constructed of dressed stone blocks and exists to c. 6 m in height. It is approx 7 m wide at the base (5 m at top). On the south bank it is covered in grass & within water. <3>
First appears on the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map, marked as viaduct. <4>
- <1> Text/Manuscript: Calder, Sinclair B.. 1974. The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland: A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900. The University of Strathclyde. 85.
- <2> Verbal Communication: Puls, A. Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist.
- <3> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Sneddon, D, Gheorghiou, D, Hansom, J and Shearer, I. 03/2010. East Sutherland Coastal Zone Assessment survey: Data Structure Report. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). 12/9/10. Digital. Site 109.
- <4> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1906. Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 6 inch map: Sutherland. Digital. `.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 7750 9824 (19m by 51m) (Buffered by site type)|
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- http://kweimar.de/Bilder_XML.php?ket=HL457 (View more information on this bridge from a website about Highland Bridges)
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