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Latitude: 57.1445 / 57°8'40"N
Longitude: -4.6805 / 4°40'49"W
OS Eastings: 237912
OS Northings: 809139
OS Grid: NH379091
Mapcode National: GBR G9TV.2SK
Mapcode Global: WH2FK.2PFC
Plus Code: 9C9Q48V9+QQ
Entry Name: Engine And Gunpowder House, Fort Augustus
Listing Name: Fort Augustus, Former Engine and Gunpowder House
Listing Date: 22 December 1976
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332627
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1867
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Boleskine and Abertarff
Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness
Parish: Boleskine And Abertarff
Traditional County: Inverness-shire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
Earlier 18th century, simple square rubble 2-storey building
with tooled rubble dressings and some harl pointing. Slightly
battered walls. Wide round-headed entrance in centre of north
elevation fitted with later double leaf plank door. Shuttered
ground and 1st floor windows in west elevation. Pyramidal
slate roof with slender finials and weather vane.
Said to have been associated with the Fort (1729-42) as powder
store, and then utilised as an engine room during the
construction of the locks, Caledonian Canal, 1804-22. Now
incorporated as part of Loch Ness Monster exhibition centre,
which is not included in listing.
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