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Fort Augustus, Former Engine and Gunpowder House

A Category B Listed Building in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Fort Augustus, Former Engine and Gunpowder House

Listing Date: 22 December 1976

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332627

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1867

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Boleskine and Abertarff

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Parish: Boleskine And Abertarff

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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