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BELLABEG, MILL OF BELLABEGLB16189

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
16/04/1971
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Strathdon
National Park
Cairngorms
NGR
NJ 35322 13181
Coordinates
335322, 813181

Description

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'.

References

Bibliography

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

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