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Inchnadamph


Highland

A village of the Sutherland district of Highland Council, Inchnadamph lies at the head of Loch Assynt 9 miles (15 km) east of Lochinver. There has been an inn here since at least 1736, which was rebuilt c.1774 and later became the Inchnadamph Hotel, frequented by naturalists and anglers. Geologists Ben Peach (1842 - 1926) and John Horne (1848 - 1928) stayed here in the early years of the 20th century, having mapped the nearby geology and thereby interpreting the complex Moine Thrust. In 1980, a monument to their efforts was erected at Kirkton of Inchnadamph, that part of the village which lies on the opposite side of the A837 road. The kirkton grew up around the Old Parish Church of Assynt, built in 1743. This remained in use until 1972 and was restored for community use in 2005-6. Adjacent is the burial vault of the Macleods of Assynt. A mile (2 km) to the northwest lies the ruined remains of Ardvreck Castle while to the east lies the Inchnadamph Forest. An extensive system of limestone caves lie a mile (2 km) to the east of the village.


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