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Clava, Nairn Viaduct over the Nairn River, Otherwise Known As Culloden Moor Viaduct

A Category A Listed Building in Inverness South, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4781 / 57°28'41"N

Longitude: -4.0627 / 4°3'45"W

OS Eastings: 276413

OS Northings: 844972

OS Grid: NH764449

Mapcode National: GBR J8BY.XCP

Mapcode Global: WH4GK.K9LK

Entry Name: Clava, Nairn Viaduct over the Nairn River, Otherwise Known As Culloden Moor Viaduct

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332427

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1709

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Croy and Dalcross

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Inverness South

Parish: Croy And Dalcross

Traditional County: Nairnshire

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Description

Murdoch Paterson, engineer, opened 1898. High 29 span
viaduct, bullfaced red dressed rubble, tooled ashlar
dressings. Tooled ashlar arch rings and parapet, each round-
headed arch ring measuring 50', except that crossing Nairn
River which measures 100'. South end of viaduct curved in
order to align approach with hillside.
Viaduct measures 1800' (549m) in all.

Statement of Interest

Served Highland Railway, built on Aviemore-Inverness line,

which previously was routed via Forres.

Longest viaduct in Scotland.

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