NG2646 : Old bridge at Lonmore / Seann dr˛chaid an L˛in Mh˛ir

taken 10 months ago, near to Lonmore, Highland, Great Britain

Old bridge at Lonmore / Seann dròchaid an Lòin Mhòir
Old bridge at Lonmore / Seann dr˛chaid an L˛in Mh˛ir
As pre-1969 maps show, this bridge originally carried the A863 road from Sligachan into Dunvegan, which deviated from its straight-line course to cross the River Horneval ("eagles' fell") at a suitable point. Since the modern bridge was completed it has served only as an auxiliary access to the end house in Maclean Terrace, a row of dwellings built on the line of the old road.

The district of Lonmore (or Lonemore) takes its name from the L˛n M˛r or "great marsh" where the lower reaches of the river (Abhainn an L˛in Mh˛ir) wind sluggishly to their outflow at the head of Loch Dunvegan. The hills in the background are Cnoc an Droma Fhada ("hillock of the long ridge") and Ben Vic Askill (MacAskill's Peak), and rise to around 180m (590 feet).
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 September, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 September, 2020
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 2670 4650 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:25.5815N 6:33.2777W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 2668 4650
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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