MHG52521 - South-western boundary wall of Government Lands, Fort Augustus


Several sections of dry stone wall which are thought to be the remains of a wall delineating the south-western boundary of the old Government Lands of Fort Augustus.

Type and Period (1)

  • BOUNDARY WALL (Constructed, 18th Century - 1701 AD? to 1746 AD (at some time))

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Old military maps suggest the survival of a legal ownership boundary for the peninsular of land between the Rivers Oich and Tarff since the early eighteenth century when this land was seized as forfeit from the Jacobite Lord Love. A map from c.1746 clearly depicts "Boundary of Crown Land" and it is this boundary which is believed to be preserved in the present dry stone wall alignment. Several marker stones are recorded along this wall, some of which are still extant. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 37526 08874 (546m by 359m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet NH30NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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