MHG44931 - Former corn mill - Lime Park


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  • GRAIN MILL (Undated)

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NG62SW 53 centred on 649 230

NG 6484 2316: This disused corn mill was probably built in the 19th century. It is in good condition and in use as a barn. The mill machinery has been dismantled and the lade is dry.
Visited by OS (CFW) 13 June 1961

A crofting township comprising sixty-seven roofed buildings, which include a manse, a church and a disused corn mill, four partially roofed buildings and six unroofed buildings is depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Inverness-shire, Isle of Skye 1881, sheet xlvi). Ninety-one roofed buildings, two of which are churches and one of which is a manse, five partially roofed buildings and thirteen unroofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1986).
Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 3 December 1996

Also known as Strath Mill or Upper Harrapool Mill.
A corn mill was marked on or very near this site on Stobie's map of Strath, 1766 (Macdonald Estate papers RHP22110). Four buildings labelled 'Mill' are marked on John Blackadder's map of Harrapool 1811 (MacDonald Estate Papers RHP5998/16 & 24).
The building is currently (2011) the Skye Serpentarium.

Strath rentals and maps are in the Macdonald Estate Papers, Museum of the Isles, Clan Donald Skye, Armadale. The maps are also on <1>

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Grid reference Centred NG 6483 2316 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NG62SW
Geographical Area SKYE AND LOCHALSH
Civil Parish STRATH

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