NM3699 : Salisbury's Dam

4 km from Kinloch, Highland, Great Britain

Salisbury's Dam
Salisbury's Dam
This massive structure was built in the late 1840's to divert the head waters of the Kilmory River through a rock-cut lade into the Kinloch River, but was breached at the NW end a few days after the reservoir was filled. The curving dam is formed by two battered drystone walls enclosing an earth core and measures 10.5m in thickness at the base about 5.8m in height. Its original length was about 60m of which 45m survive. The lade (NM 364 999 to NG 367 000) measures about 300m in length and includes a rock-cut section up to 7m wide and 4m deep.

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
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1996
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Date Taken
May 1996   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 3642 9990 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:0.8827N 6:20.6295W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NM 3644 9990
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