MHG11408 - Mill, Fuaran Allt Nam Uamh

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Type and Period (1)

  • WATERMILL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC21NE 3 2539 1792.

(NC 25391792) Small roofless building shown in 1878 (OS 6"map, {1878}) described as 'Mill' in 1774-5 (J Home 1774-5).
J Home 1774-5; OS 6"map, Sutherland, 1st ed., (1878) <1>,<2>

A rectangular ruin, 10m by 5m with 1m thick drystone walls, max. height 2.5m, survives by a stream, but there are no remains to indicate its original function.
Visited by OS (F R H) 6 June 1962.

No change. Visited by OS (J M) 11 July 1980.

Surveyed by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in November 2009. Situated at the base of a steep cut on a flat terrace, at the south side of Allt Nan Uamh, is a mill 10m x 4.5m aligned NE-SW. The walls consist of two drystone faces brought to course with a rubble core, built from varied stone-probably mostly gathered- averaging 0.5m long, standing up to 2m high. The interior is filled with rubble collapse but an entrance is still visible on the SE wall. No lade is visible but a rubble filled channel is present in the river bank slightly upstream from the mill. A track leads down a moderate gradient to the mill from the north-west. <3>


<1> Home, J, 1774-5, Survey of Assynt (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2323.


<2> Ordnance Survey, 1878, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 6 inch map: Sutherland (Image/Map). SHG23446.


<3> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 41, p.82 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2546 1790 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC21NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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