MHG54834 - C19 Dam - Loch A'mhuilinn, Strathconon


Dam and sluice

Type and Period (1)

  • DAM (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A substantial stone dam and sluice (NOSAS site survey number 287) centred on NH 3848 5495, has been constructed along the E bank of Loch a’Mhuilinn, located two kilometres to SW of Scatwell House. <1>

The dam was visited and photographed during a walkover survey in advance of the proposed Scatwell hydro scheme by Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services in 2012. It was found to comprise double-faced drystone walling with a rubble core of small-medium stones. The structure measured 24m long overall and 2.25m at its widest point. It stood 0.65-0.8m tall on the west side and 1-1.2m on the east side. While the west wall was found to be well-built and stood nearly vertical above the loch shoreline, the esat wall was significantly battered, falling away to the sloping heather-covered ground surface. As part of the hydro scheme the dam was to be refurbished. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 3846 5494 (13m by 28m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH35SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish CONTIN

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