|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Windmill, Castlehill Pavement Works|
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C19 windmill. The well preserved stone tower which would have been topped with a wooden cap and sails remains.
|Grid Reference:||ND 1951 6860|
- WINDMILL (Built, 19th Century - 1824 AD to 1872 AD (between))
|Protected Status:||Scheduled Monument 4274: Castlehill Windmill, Olrig|
- Historic Environment Record: MHG1394
- NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 8418
- NMRS Record Details: ND16NE42.1 CASTLEHILL PAVEMENT WORKS, TOWER PUMPING WINDMILL
- Old SMR Reference Number: ND16NE0032
Pumping Windmill, masonry rubble stump of a small unit probably used to pump the quarry workings. For details of the stump see MS/500/15/17.
Visited by RCAHMS (GJD) November 1991
The windmill, which would originally have been topped with a wooden cap and sails, would have pumped water from the quarry into the adjacent dam. The dam would then have provided the water to power a waterwheel, which drove the saws used to cut and trim the flagstones in the cutting yard <1>.
The windmill fell out of use between 1872 and 1906; it is annotated as 'Old Windmill' on the second edition 25" OS map of 1906. The remains of the windmill form part of the Castlehill Flagstone Trail <2>.
Hume, J R, 1977, The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands, 54, 193 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2332.
Douglas, Oglethorpe and Hume, G, M and J R, 1984, Scottish windmills: a survey, 3, 27-8, app 55, 63, 64 (Text/Report). SHG2135.
<1> Close-Brooks, J, 1995, The Highlands, Pg 61-2 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG22769.
<2> Puls, A, Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist (Verbal Communication). SHG23286.
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|MHG698||Part of: Castlehill Pavement Works (Monument)|
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