MHG1394 - Windmill, Castlehill Pavement Works
C19 windmill. The well preserved stone tower which would have been topped with a wooden cap and sails remains.
Type and Period (1)
- WINDMILL (Built, 19th Century - 1824 AD to 1872 AD (between))
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>.
- --- Text/Report: Douglas, Oglethorpe and Hume, G, M and J R. 1984. Scottish windmills: a survey. . 3, 27-8, app 55, 63, 64.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Hume, J R. 1977. The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands. Paper (Original). 54, 193.
- <1> Text/Publication/Volume: Close-Brooks, J. 1995. The Highlands. Paper (Original). Pg 61-2.
- <2> Verbal Communication: Puls, A. Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1951 6860 (3m by 3m)|
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External Links (2)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/SM4274 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8418 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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