Moray SMR - NJ26NW0088 - SPYNIE CANAL

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NameSPYNIE CANAL
NRHE Card No.NJ26NW26
NRHE Numlink 280406
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Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Spynie Canal was built between 1808-1811 to a plan by Thomas Telford, and travels 6 miles (10km) from the site of Spynie Loch to Seatown at lossiemouth. The contractor who undertook the work, a Mr Hughes, had previously worked on the Caledonian Canal. The creation of the Canal allowed the once extensive Spynie Loch to be drained and the resulting dry area made availble for agriculture. The Canal was damaged by inundation during the Great Flood of 1829, but was later repaired with dykes thrown up along the canal's banks.
Last Update05/11/2010
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CompilerCH
Date of Compilation10/06/2009

Easting: 322605.001908281, Northing: 867279.698756625

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National Grid Reference: NJ 2260 6727



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