MHG53519 - Mill pond and remains of lade, Killiechoilum
A mill pond, sluice and lade depicted on the 1st and 2nd edition Ordnance Survey maps.
Type and Period (5)
- MILL POND (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- MILL DAM (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- SLUICE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- LADE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- AQUEDUCT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
A walkover survey in September 2009 identified a sluice at NH 47997 13003 consisting of large stones over a burn with wet areas to the front and rear. The pond to the south has man-made bans and uses natural ground. Sluice is 1.4m by 3.2m with lade to the south 6 metres in length. The pond is visible on an aerial photograph from 1949 with a possible stretch of lade to the north. The rest of the lade looked to be infilled, only visible as a faint line. <1>
The 1st and 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map depict the northern part of the lade, leading up to Killiechoilum farmstead, as a raised aqueduct. <2><3>
A walkover survey by Headland Archaeology in 2012/13 in advance of a proposed windfarm development records the mill pond and lade depicted on the 1st edition OS map and appear to be chanelling a stream from the hillside towards Killiechoilum farmstead, presumably providing the water source for the house or as a lade for a mill located in the house. <4>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Farrell, S. 03/2010. Report of Archaeological Desktop & Walkover Survey, Ardochy, Whitebridge, Highland. Unaffiliated. Digital. Site 8.
- <2> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1871-4. Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map: Inverness. Digital.
- <3> Image/Map: Ordnance Survey. 1900-5. Ordnance Survey 2nd edition 25 inch map: Inverness. Digital.
- <4> Text/Report/Environmental Statement: Headland Archaeology. 2012. Dell Wind Farm: Environmental Statement: Cultural Heritage chapter. Headland Archaeology. Digital. Appendix 9.2.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 4799 1308 (28m by 218m)|
|Civil Parish||BOLESKINE AND ABERTARFF|
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