MHG53701 - Horzintal Mill, Assynt

Summary

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Type and Period (2)

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

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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.
Situated on heather moorland upstream on a burn that flows into the south-east end of Loch Roe, fed by Loch Dubh to the east are the remains of a horizontal mill. Varied rubble is used in crude but sturdy walls which are too spread to clearly see any structural form or any possible entrance. The banks of the burn have been modified to the east and west of the mill to guide the burn through and out of the mill. The mill lies either side of the burn with the greater portion positioned on the north bank of the burn. This site may have been superseded by a larger vertical wheel driven mill (MHG18527). <1>


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

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Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NC 0710 2421 (30m by 30m)
Map sheet NC02SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish ASSYNT

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Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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