MHG1876 - Castletown Mill


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  • GRAIN MILL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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ND26NW 22 20135 68103

(Location cited as ND 202 681). Corn Mill, Castletown, early to mid 19th century. A massive three-storey building with a central double kiln. The internal overshot wheel now, like the other machinery, removed, was about 6ft (1.83m) wide by 16ft (4.88m) diameter.
J R Hume 1977.

The only other double mill known is the Ayre Mill in Kirkwall, Orkney, where the mills are in the middle, with flanking kilns. There, as here, all the machinery has been removed.
Information from John Hume, Glasgow, 12 October 1999.

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Grid reference Centred ND 2013 6810 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND26NW
Civil Parish OLRIG
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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