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ACHINGALE MILLLB14976

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
28/11/1984
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Watten
NGR
ND 24053 53471
Coordinates
324053, 953471

Description

Early mid 19th century, tall 3-storey L-plan mill; all rubble.

North arm of mill consists of kiln, with piended roof and 2 squat, square wooden ridge vents. One large, 1 small over-shot wheel at east gable, both served by overhead wooden lade leading from bank at south, into which the mill is built. Large timber cantilevered square chute projects at south elevation, breaking wallhead into piended roof. Lean-to at rear, with diminutive gabled dormer, links south elevation with bank. Piended Caithness slate roofs.

Statement of Special Interest

Disused, but internal fittings appear in situ. "One of the best Caithness mills". John Hume, 1977. Second, small mill wheel motivates automatic stoker, feeding chaff to kiln fire.

References

Bibliography

John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND, ii, (1977) pp 197-8 (illustrated)

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.

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