MHG53387 - Memorial cairn, north east of Lochailort
A memorial cairn to a former landlady of the Lochailort Inn.
Type and Period (2)
- COMMEMORATIVE CAIRN (Erected, 19th Century - 1890 AD to 1890 AD)
- BENCH MARK (19th Century - 1890 AD to 1890 AD (post))
- None recorded
A memorial cairn to a former landlady of the Lochailort Inn. The cairn takes the form of a small gabled monument, reminiscent to a sentry hut. The inscription reads: "Erected by her friends to the memory of Susan McCallum, for 17 years landlady of Kinlochailort Inn. Well done good and faithful servant. 1890". <1>
The Lochailort Inn website states that the cairn was erected by railway workers, however the railway line did not open until 1901 after 4 years construction. <2>
The monument includes a bench mark measuring 33.34m AOD and taking the form of a pivot. The bench mark was last verified by the OS in 1955. <3><4>
- <1> Image/Photograph(s): Briscoe, J M. 2008-11. Information and photographs of various sites submitted by Martin Briscoe. Colour. Yes. Digital.
- <2> Text/Correspondence: Briscoe, J M. 2010. Email from Martin Briscoe regarding Lochailort Inn memorial cairn. Yes. Digital.
- <3> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Mastermap. Digital. TOID 1000000636104968. XY
- <4> Interactive Resource/Online Database: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Benchmark Locator.
|Grid reference||NM 77754 83076 (point) (Centred)|
|Civil Parish||ARISAIG AND MOIDART|
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External Links (1)
- http://benchmarks.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=111:3:11418351882230937520::NO:3:: (Ordnance Survey Benchmarks Locator)
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