MHG54834 - C19 Dam - Loch A'mhuilinn, Strathconon
Dam and sluice
Type and Period (1)
- DAM (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
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.
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>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Marshall, M.. 2009. A Project to Identify, Survey and Record Archaeological Remains in Strathconon, Ross-shire: Report of Phase One Scatwell and Lower Strathconon. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. 23/01/2009. Digital. p.51 Number 287.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M.. 2012. Scatwell Lodge Hydro Scheme, Scatwell Estate, Strathconon: Archaeological Desk-based Assessment and Walkover Survey. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 3846 5494 (13m by 28m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (2)
External Links (1)
- http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/308506/ (View RCAHMS Canmore record for this site)
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