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Lochan Shira, Dam

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    SLOY HYDROELECTRIC POWER SCHEME; LOCHAN SHIRA RESERVOIR; RIVER SHIRA; GLENSHIRA RESERVOIR; ; GLENSHIRA DAM; LOCHAN SHIRA MOR
  • Canmore ID
    277917
  • Site type
    DAM
  • Parish
    GLENORCHY AND INISHAIL (ARGYLL AND BUTE)
  • Council
    ARGYLL
  • NGR
    NN 16375 20190
  • Latitude, longitude
    56.338358N, 4.97225W
  • Archeological notes
    NN12SE 9.01 16395 20195 Dam [NAT] OS 1:10,000 map, 1990. (Name cited as Lochan Shira Mor, and date as 1959). This round-headed buttress dam was built as part of the Glen Shira [2nd] phase of the Loch Sloy scheme. The contractors were A and M Carmichael Ltd. J Miller 2002. This dam has been built across the River Shira, which here forms the boundary between the parishes of Glenorchy and Inishail (to the NW) and Inveraray (to the SE). The location assigned to this record indicates the centre of the monument. The available map evidence indicates that it extends from NN c. 16136 20397 to NN c. 16643 19953. Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 29 December 2005.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

DIGITAL IMAGES

  • 1079737 (3/5/2007)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the dams, power station and reservoir, taken from the WSW.
  • 1079736 (3/5/2007)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the dams, power station and reservoir, taken from the WNW.
  • 1079734 (3/5/2007)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the dams, power station and reservoir, taken from the SSW.
  • 1079733 (3/5/2007)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the dams, power station and reservoir, taken from the SSW.
  • 1079731 (3/5/2007)
    General oblique aerial view centred on the dams, power station and reservoir, taken from the SW.
  • 1079730 (3/5/2007)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the dam, power station and reservoir, taken from the SW.
  • 1079728 (3/5/2007)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the dam, power station and reservoir, taken from the SW.
  • 1079727 (3/5/2007)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the dam, power station and reservoir, taken from the SW.
  • 1079726 (3/5/2007)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the dam, power station and reservoir, taken from the WSW.
  • 1079725 (3/5/2007)
    Oblique aerial view centred on the dam, power station and reservoir, taken from the WNW.
  • 1072871 (26/4/2007)
    Oblique aerial view of the reservoir and dam, taken from the SW.
  • 1072870 (26/4/2007)
    Oblique aerial view of the reservoir and dam, taken from the WSW.

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Argyllshire, Sheet CXIII1871