MHG39985 - Crushing mill, Ardvreck

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

  • CRUSHING MILL (Undated)
  • (Alternate Type) WATERMILL (Undated)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Site of crushing mill. Small building end on to the stream, but possibly not all remaining. One clear wall foundation, but rest uncertain. Large millstone (several metres across) between this site and the road. <1>

Visited by the Assynt's Hidden Lives project in December 2009.
118A - A grassed over wall and disturbed platform, measuring 5m by 2m and aligned NE-SW are the remains of a watermill. The NW edge of the platform has been eroded away by the river. The SE area is more fully preserved. The NE wall survives to 0.6m high for a 1m stretch. None of the rest of the building is visible.
118B - Less than 100m from the watermill lies a well preserved millstone over 2m in diameter and 0.26m deep. <2>


<1> White, H, Comment by Hilary White, HC Archaeologist (Verbal Communication). SHG23635.


<2> Cavers, G & Hudson, G, 05/2010, Assynt's Hidden Lives: An archaeological survey of the the parish, 118, p.122 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24882.

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 2412 2386 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC22SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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