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  • MILITARY ROAD (Undated)

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Created automatically by NMRS Register Utility
User: Admin, Date: Wed 13 Oct 2004
NH94SW 18.00 from 9499 4019 to 9000 4446. MR 9 (formerly Lin 511).

NH94SW 18.01 9318 4289 Bridge.
NH94SW 18.02 9299 4332 Bridge.

The military road heads for Dulsie Bridge and then continues NW towards Fort George by the shortest route.
W Taylor 1976.

The military road is mainly overlaid by a modern road throughout this map sheet. Where it does survive it is evident as a well engineered carriageway c.5m wide, mostly between flanking banks and with a back drain occasionally visible. AT NH 9436 4024, some 350m E of Dunearn Lodge, there is a disused Wade-type bridge (NH94SW 21), which is isolated in a pasture field, the river having changed its course and the modern road passing close by to the N. At Dulsie Bridge, the road crosses the River Findhorn at NH 9319 4144 on a fine double-arched military bridge (NH94SW 17) in a good state of repair. There is no trace of milestones.
Visited by OS (AA) 25 February 1971.

NH 9499 4019 to NH 9443 4022 tarred and metalled road 2.6m wide on line of Wade-type military road. No Wade-type bridges or milestones.
NH 9443 4022 to NH 9430 4022 Wade-type military road deviates from modern road.
NH 9438 4021 Wade-type bridge (NH94SW 21).
NH 9430 4022 to NH 9391 4028 tarred and metalled road 2.6m wide on line.
NH 9391 4028 to NH 9364 4064 grass track c.5m wide with back drain evident where necessary.
NH 9364 4064 to NH 9324 4150 modern road on line.
NH 9319 4144 double-arch military bridge, 3.9m wide between parapets (NH94SW 17).
NH 9324 4150 to NH 9325 4175 no trace.
NH 9325 4175 to NH 9325 4187 grass track c.5m wide between banks.
NH 9325 4187 to NH 9318 4291 modern road on line.
NH 9318 4289 modern bridge (NH94SW 18.01).
NH 9318 4291 to NH 9315 4309 grass track c.5m wide between banks.
NH 9315 4309 to NH 9029 4433 modern metalled road on line. Back drain of military road evident where necessary.
NH 9299 4332 modern bridge incorporating old masonry in piers (NH94SW 18.02).
NH 9255 4371 no ground evident for this route in boggy land.
NH 9029 4433 to NH 9017 4443 grass track c.5m wide between banks.
NH 9023 4437 remains of military bridge (NH94SW 20). Grass- and heather-covered footings of abutments on both sides of stream.
NH 9020 4441 military road crosses modern road here.
NH 9017 4443 to NH 9000 4446 ploughed through by forestry commission.
Visited by OS (RB) 5 January 1966.

Initially the military road follows the line of the modern tarmac road, by-passing a single span stone bridge (NH94SW 21) at NH 9438 4021. At NH 9319 4144 the road traverses the River Findhorn on the old stone Dulsie Bridge (NH94SW 17). Between NH 9327 4161 and NH 9324 4189 there is a short stretch of grass-covered track 3m to 4m wide between flanking banks, isolated and disused and so in no apparent risk of suffering damage. At the N end of this section the military features are well preserved. From Dulsie Bridge the military road heads NW mainly under tarmac, apart from a couple of short sections. To the W of NH 9031 4432 a short stretch of track is visible passing through the conifer plantation next to the modern road. The road crosses over the Allt Aireimh on an old bridge (NH94SW 18.02) at NH 9299 4332, but no trace was found of the remains of a bridge over the Allt an t-Sidhein (NH94SW 20) at NH 9023 4437, which has been recorded by the RCAHMS.
M Logie (Highland Council) 1997; NMRS MS 1007/7.

The course of the military road on this map sheet is shared between either NH 9390 4029 or NH 9413 4021 as far as Dulsie Bridge (NH94SW 17) at NH 9319 4144 by the Duthil to Dulsie Bridge military road (NH94SW 32.00, MR 27).
Information from RCAHMS (MW) 17 February 1999.

NH94SW 18.01 9318 4289.

This is a modern bridge carrying the military road over the Caochan a?Bhodaich Burn.
Visited by OS.

NH94SW 18.02 9299 4332.

The OS record this as a modern bridge incorporating old masonry in parts, whereas Logie (1997) registers it as a single span stone bridge, undated but probably early.
Visited by OS.
M Logie (Highland Council) 1997; NMRS MS 1007/7.

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Grid reference Centred NH 9299 4330 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH94SW
Civil Parish ARDCLACH
Geographical Area NAIRN

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