Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.

JOHN O'GROAT MILLS AND MILL BRIDGE OVER HUNA BURNLB1804

Status: Designated

Documents

There are no additional online documents for this record.

Summary

Category
B
Date Added
28/11/1984
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Canisbay
NGR
ND 37199 73347
Coordinates
337199, 973347

Description

MILLS:

1750,1845,1860,part converted 1901, and new build 1901. Large. south facing 3-storey, L-plan rubble mill, tooled rubble dressings. 3-storey kiln(1901) takes up outer 2 bays of east wing, with entrance at base, 2 large cast-iron stays 2 wallhead vents and 2 tall square ridge vents. Mill entrance to right in south elevation of re-entrant, with 1st floor loft door above and projecting

chute gable breaking wallhead above that. Lean-to wheel-house abuts west elevation masking overshot wheel served by lade carried on rubble piers. Caithness slate roof. Smaller 2-storey, 2-bay rubble mill flanks west side of lade (which serves both mills) and from which water is

deflected to serve north gable wheel. Further irregular single and 2-storey rubble range comprised of 1845 workshop/stable 1896 meal girna completes complex; Caithness slate roofs.

BRIDGE; 1651 Cromwellian soldiers. Small rubble bridge with dressed rubble arch ring;

no parapet.

Statement of Special Interest

All internal machinery in situ<> Bridge links mill with Mill

Cottage, and is believed to be the oldest military bridge in the Highlands.

References

Bibliography

Ed. Donald Omand, THE CAITHNESS BOOK (1972) p1. 24, John

Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND, ii, (1977)

pp. 189-190. Information courtesy of owner.

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. 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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot. You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at designations@hes.scot.

Images

There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to JOHN O'GROAT MILLS AND MILL BRIDGE OVER HUNA BURN

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 20/11/2018 11:48