River Conon Embankments
Attribution: S. Fraser (Maryburgh Primary School March 2015)
Flood Reclamation Embankments
In 1852 Land reclamation embankments were built along both sides of the River Conon Estuary. The photograph on the left illustrate the line of these embankments which are clearly depicted by the purple flora.
The following are transcripts from plans of these proposed embankments submitted in 1852.
PLAN of the LANDS OF MARYBURGH, BREKANORD LOWER KILDUN AND ISLAND MORE
Being part of the ESTATE of BRAHAN SHOWING THE EMBANKMENTS PROPOSED TO BE MADE FOR RECLAIMING AND IMPROVING LAND ALONG THE RIVER CONON 1852
The following transcript is from a plan approved by the Admiralty giving Mrs Stewart MacKenzie permission to construct two embankments on the River Conon.
To be transmitted to the Hon’ble Mrs Stewart MacKenzie
The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty hereby assent ( in so far as their Lordship’s jurisdiction is concerned and without prejudice to the Estate and Interest Her Majesty, or owners thereof in soil of the lands on which the works are to be constructed) to the application of the Hon’ble Mrs Stewart MacKenzie for permission to construct two embankments on the River Conon as shown by the two red lines lettered A B C D E F G H I on the plan and in conformity with the specification on this drawing.
ADMIRALTY JULY 6th 1853
(Signed) M.B. HAMILTON