Ballachulish, Rudha Na Glas-Lice, Slate Workers' Boat Sheds

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Alternative Names Loch Leven
Canmore ID 108828
Site Number NN05NE 27
NGR NN 08208 58591
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District LOCHABER
Former County ARGYLL
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc Centred NN 08208 58591

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Rudha na Glas-Lice (point of the grey flat rock)
Slate workers' boat houses and sheds (some in pairs), c.1860s, shingled with Ballachulish slate quarry refuse, their roofs of large slate slabs. (Others can still be seen east of the village.)

[`It is calculated that a 'crew' [of 4 slaters] might be able to quarry one hundred and four thousand slates in a year' (William Daniell, 1818). Wagons of slate from the working face were conveyed on a tramway to the lochside, where they were then split into required thicknesses.]

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2008. Published by the Rutland Press

Architectural Notes

NN05NE 27 centred 08208 58591

Huts located at NN 08171 58603, NN 08187 58598, NN 08203 58586, NN 08211 58590, NN 08214 58597, NN 08213 58611 and NN 08212 586 58628.

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Archaeological Notes

NN05NE 27 centred 08208 58591

For (associated) Ballachulish slate quarries, see NN05NE 9.00.

Books and References

Miers, M (2008) The Western Seaboard: an illustrated architectural guide, Edinburgh

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