Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
ND 3684 68702
303684, 968702


Early 19th century mill range with early/mid 19th century

miller's house abutting SE gable of mill, all on SW sloping site fronting Forss Water. Mill; 3-storey, 6-bay SW front with 2-storey addition to NW gable projecting ar rear. Harl pointed rubble.

Off-centre door; reasonably regular fenestration, with some windows blocked. Shuttering or 12-pane glazing; piended Caithness slate roof.

Mill lade runs close in front of building serving overshot wheel

at west end of mill.

Miller's house; set back from SE gable of mill with entrance in small porch in re-entrant; 2-storey, asymmetrical 3 bays; thin rubble flagstone, with polished flagstone dressings and margins. Slightly advanced gable right bay with single ground floor centre window,

2 1st floor windows and apex stack. 2 further 1st floor windows break eaves in gabletted dormers. Single storey extension at right gable

with loft door in gable centre (at ground floor level owing to slope

of site) and rear wall of large single stone slabs. Ridge stack; Caithness slate roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Miller's House has served as Post Office and 1 ground floor

window fitted with small posting box.

For mill on west bank of Forss Water at Forss, see Reay Parish.





About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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