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The Cannery, Shiel Bridge

A Category C Listed Building in Fort William and Ardnamurchan, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7742 / 56°46'26"N

Longitude: -5.8289 / 5°49'43"W

OS Eastings: 166157

OS Northings: 771273

OS Grid: NM661712

Mapcode National: GBR CBZT.BW6

Mapcode Global: WGZCB.FZKR

Plus Code: 9C8PQ5FC+MC

Entry Name: The Cannery, Shiel Bridge

Listing Name: Shiel Bridge, Fishing Station by Dorlin, Store/Fish-House and Pier

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330502

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB298

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Arisaig and Moidart

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Fort William and Ardnamurchan

Parish: Arisaig And Moidart

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Fishery building: earlier 19th century fishing station at
mouth of Sheil river comprising store/fish-house and 2
icehouses.
Store/fish-house; 2-storey, irregular 4-bay west facing
building with single storey lean-to extensions at north and
south gables, projecting west as low gabled wings, forming
U-plan court to front. All rubble with tooled rubble
dressings. Off-centre wide doorway with double leaf plank
doors; pair similar openings in 1st floor; symmetrical
fenestration with multi-pane glazing in outer bays.
4 ground floor windows in rear elevation. End stack to south
gable; square apex finial at north; slate roofs. Pier:
earlier 19th century rubble pier.

Statement of Interest

For commercial salmon fishing on Shiel River Fishery building

and pier only included. Pair ice houses in poor condition

and much altered not included in listing. Only such complex

in Lochaber District. Formerly known as The Cannery.

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