Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
National Park
NJ 35322 13181
335322, 813181


Mid 18th century, disused by 1903, converted to joiners shop 1911. Substantial single storey with lofts, 3-bay, L-plan, water mill sited close to centre of Bellabeg Village. Piend and ball-finialled gabled roofs, and stone forestair, mill wheel and some gearing retained. Coursed rubble with large squared rubble pink granite quoins.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: symmetrical entrance elevation to E with wheel at S and gabled bay with forestair to N.

Multi-pane glazing pattern in timber windows. Graded grey slates with stone ridge. Ashlar stack with polygonal can, ashlar-coped skews with square skewputts.

Statement of Special Interest

Fine early mill building in largely original condition, situated close to the centre of the small village of Bellabeg. The original stream wheel was replaced with a small overshot wheel when the mill was converted to a joiner's shop early in the 20th century. In the eighteenth century the mill was part of the small estate of Forbes of Bellabeg. There were four meal-mills in the parish at the time of the New Statistical Account 'which on average grind from 1600 to 2000 bolls per annum'. The account also states that 'no wheat is ever grown'.



Statistical Account (1791-99), Vol 13 p181. I Shepherd RIAS Gordon (1994), p63. New Statistical Account Vol 12 (1840), p552.

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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