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ID:EHG4141
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Name:DBA, photographic survey and field record - Bunroy Mill, Roy Bridge, Lochaber
Organisation:Private Individual
Date:April 2014

Description

A desk based assessment, photographic survey and field record was undertaken by M Hoole in April 2014 in order to promote, protect and preserve the ruins of the old mill at Bunroy, Roy Bridge, Lochaber. The research project revealed that the site was constructed in c.1835 and was intended to include a kiln. It was used as either a meal or a corn mill (potentially as both at different times) and was last known in use, when rented by a Mr Donald MacPherson in 1901 for a total of £10-00 rent a year. The site showed signs of robbing and was in a state of ruin at the time of the investigation. Although the mill stones have been abandoned and remain in situ, they may be in danger of being removed from the site. A measured site plan and an archaeological illustration of one of the millstones were produced. <1>

Type(s) of Investigation

  • DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
  • FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
  • PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY

Images

East end wall - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleEast end wall viewed from south - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleView along lade facing west - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleSouth west corner - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleWestern end wall - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleMiddle section of western end wall - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleDoorway on western end wall of building - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleInternal view of main room facing north west - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleInternal view of main room facing north east - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleInternal view of main room facing west - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleMillstone in south west internal corner of main room - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleMillstones in internal south west corner of main room - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleInternal view of south east corner of main room - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleInternal view of south east corner of main room - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleDetail of window in south east corner of main room - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HoolePorch entrance to smaller room, facing east - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleInternal view of main room facing north west - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleInternal view of main room facing west - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleDetail of bricked up window in western end wall facing east - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleView of full western end wall, facing east - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HoolePanoramic view of internal main room facing south west - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleMain southern wall, facing north - Bunroy Mill, Roybridge (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleBunroy Mill - photo record plan (photo by Maya Hoole)  © Maya HooleMill stone central detail (photo by M Hoole)  © M HooleMill stone texture 1 (photo by M Hoole)  © M HooleMill stone archaeological illustration (photo by M Hoole)  © M HooleMill stone texture 2 (photo by M Hoole)  © M HooleBunroy Mill measured plan (photo by M Hoole)  © M HooleWestern wall (photo by M Hoole)  © M Hoole

Reports

Fieldwork report  © M Hoole (File size: 10014 KB)
Grid Reference:Centred NN 2753 8059 (14m by 11m)
Map Sheet:NN28SE
Civil Parish:KILMONIVAIG
Geographical Area:LOCHABER
Location:Bunroy, Roy Bridge, Lochaber

Associated Finds - none

Sources and further reading

  • Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Hoole, M. 2014. DBA, photographic survey and field recording: Bunroy Mill - Roy Bridge, Lochaber. Unaffiliated. 26/05/2014. Digital.

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