MHG60824 - Dam - Abhainn Monadh Mhiltich


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Type and Period (1)

  • DAM (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

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Recorded as part of the RCAHMS Rum Record Upgrade Project. This small dam has been built across the Abhainn Monadh Mhiltich, effectively preventing it following its natural course east towards Kilmory Glen. Instead, the waters flow south along an artificial cut to Malcolm’s Bridge to join a natural watercourse that drains into the dammed Loch Long. From here the water flows to Kinloch Glen. This particular section was constructed between the surveys undertaken for the 1st and 2nd editions of the OS 6-inch maps, respectively carried out in 1877 and 1898 (Argyllshire (Islands of Rum, Sanday etc) 1879, Sheet LX; Inverness-shire (Isle of Skye) 1903, Sheet LX).
Visited by RCAHMS (GFG) August 2011.

See link below to HES Canmore record for photos of the dam. <1>

A footbridge is marked her on current (2019) OS Mapping. Aerial photography shows that the dam forms most of this footbridge. <2> <3>

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Grid reference Centred NM 3591 9960 (8m by 24m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NM39NE
Civil Parish SMALL ISLES
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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