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HUXTER, HUXTER MILLS, INCLUDING FOOTBRIDGES AND DAMLB18631

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
13/08/1971
Local Authority
Shetland Islands
Planning Authority
Shetland Islands
Parish
Walls And Sandness
NGR
HU 17273 57129
Coordinates
417273, 1157129

Description

Later 19th century. Group of three horizontal mills sited by a stream on a hillside sloping down to the W. Drystone rubble walls, thatched roofs secured by simmonds and linkstanes. Mills conform to standard arrangement of rectangular gabled drystone rubble building containing upper and lower houses with square openings to inlet and outlet. E (top) mill with broken timber tirl in lower house. W (lower) mill operation (1996), with modern tirl and millstone in situ. Mills served by stone-lined lades with stone slab footbridges.

DAM: to S of mills; drystone wall across N end of Loch of Huxter; lintels surviving at openings of former sluice gates.

Statement of Special Interest

These recently restored mills were last used during the Second World War. The dam is probably the best surviving example in Shetland of the type of dam built for horizontal mills.

References

Bibliography

Mike Finnie SHETLAND (1990) p58. RCAHMS Item A 63186 (1984).

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