MHG3878 - General Wade's Military Road, Fort William - Fort Augustus - Inverness


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Type and Period (1)

  • MILITARY ROAD (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NH30NE 20 3539 0500 - 3999 0900 MR 1.

NH 3539 0500 - 3796 0905 A82 on line of Wade's road, though there are intermittent traces of an early road higher up on the E side to the S of Loch Vanagan. The road probably entered the 1716 fort (or barracks) of Killichuimen (NH30NE 5) - the site of which is now occupied by the Lovat Arms Hotel (NH 3780 0906) as the building of Fort Augustus (NH30NE 6) was not commenced until 1727 and completed in 1742.
NH 3796 0905 - 3884 0842 B862 on line of Wade road.
NH 3884 0842 - 3999 0900 The road leaves the B862 for some 200m as a farm track and then continues as a disused grass track through a conifer plantation to NH 3951 0876 to where it crosses the B862 and appears on the E side as a grass-covered track, until it merges with the B862 at NH 3992 0901.
Visited by OS June 1964; February 1979.

Military Road, by Fort Augustus (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG5676.

Military Road, by Fort Augustus (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG6932.

Military Road, by Fort Augustus (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG9221.

Military Road, by Fort Augustus, damage, (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG6930.

Military Road, by Fort Augustus, damage, Culvert (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG6918.

Military Road, by Fort Augustus, damaged area (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG6924.

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Grid reference Centred NH 3539 0500 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH30NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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