MHG55869 - Dam, Naast


One of two Second World War era concrete dam built to supply water to a large storage tank (MHG30234).

Type and Period (1)

  • DAM (Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

One of two Second World War era concrete dams. This is the most southerly dam built on the Allt na Feithe Rusidhe (see MHG55871 for the second) to supply water (either pumped or gravity-fed), via a pipeline to a storage large tank (MHG30234). It is unclear whether the tank stored water or fuel for supply to vessels anchoring in Loch Ewe. Pumping water to fuel tanks has parallels at Seabanks Tank farm in Invergordon where water was pumped into the tanks to enable them to be cleaned and repainted internally; by filling the tanks with water enabled maintenance personnel on rafts to reach the roof with the water level reduced as they worked down the walls. The dam is visible on 1947 aerial photograph (sortie CPE/SCOT/UK/284 number 3416) and modern aerial photographs. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 8269 8303 (9m by 8m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NG88SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish GAIRLOCH

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