MHG54172 - Sluice and Mill Dam, Teanahan, Conon Bridge

Summary

A sluice and pond, marked as a mill dam by the time of the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map.

Type and Period (4)

  • SLUICE (19th Century - 1870 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MILL DAM (19th Century to Unknown - 1870 AD)
  • LADE (19th Century to Unknown - 1870 AD)
  • POND (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A pond and a sluice, together with a possible lade, are shown on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map in an otherwise open field to the S of a farmstead marked Teanahaun. By the time of the 2nd edition map, the pond has been enlarged and is marked as a mill dam. <1><2>

No mill is recorded in the vicinity in the Ross & Cromarty County Valuation Rolls. The dam is visible as a u-shaped grass bank 0.3m high and 0.25m wide and 2.4m in length.
During evaluation at Conon Bridge School, a trench was excavated into the area of the mill pond, which revealed it to be infilled with sandstone rubble and modern metal debris to a depth of 1m, with no indication of any deposits to its base. A single worked stone block was recorded. A second trench was cut through the dam face, which revealed the dam wall to be constructed of only natural ground.
The mill dam seems to date from the construction of the farm which is about 1870; no indication of it in use earlier than this was in evidence. <3>

Sources/Archives (3)

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred NH 5472 5544 (135m by 104m)
Map sheet NH55NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish URQUHART AND LOGIE WESTER

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