MHG18527 - Mill Building, Loch Roe

Summary

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Type and Period (3)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

NC02SE 13 070 242

Formerly duplicated under NC02SE 26

An unroofed building is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Sutherland 1878, sheet lxix), but it is not shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10.000 map (1971).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 8 September 1995

Greatly reduced remains of horizontal watermill - traces still evident.
13-14.11. - 1986

Two successive mills were recorded along the burn connecting Loch Dubh and Loch Roe, during work carried out by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in December 2009. A mill is situated at the south-east end of Loch Roe just above the beach head. A number of posts are visible along the beach head at low tide. Large boulders form the remains of diminished walls measuring up to 1.2m by 0.5m and 1.3m high, surviving to two courses in height. The mill is aligned N/S with an entrance opening in the west wall. The lade runs through the north end of the mill; although it is greatly filled in, it would appear to have driven a vertical wheel. It turns to the north and rejoins the burn before entering Loch Roe.
An enhanced promontory to the immediate north-west of the mill on the beach-head appears to have been constructed in order to divert the mouth of the burn into Loch Roe. From the south the promontory is protected from erosion by a series of weirs and a dam. <1>


<1> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 81A, p.103 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 0705 2421 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC02SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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