MHG55515 - Site of boring mill, Dell, Nethy Bridge

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Type and Period (1)

  • BORING MILL (In use, 18th Century - 1767 AD to 1772 AD (between))

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Site of Boring Mill, for making wooden pipes. It was built by John More, millwright and sawmiller at Abernethy, and operated between 1767 and 1772, when the business became uneconomical due to elm pipes being made cheaper in England. A 30ft diameter water wheel on the River Nethy turned the cutting implement which bored the pine logs. Another boring mill was located near Rothiemurchus (MHG20107).

Bibliography:
www.nethybridge.com/history
Dixon, GA 1976. 'Forestry in Strathspey in the 1760s' in Scottish Forestry vol. 30, part 1 <1>

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Location

Grid reference Centred NJ 010 204 (60m by 60m) (Approximate)
Map sheet NJ02SW
Civil Parish ABERNETHY AND KINCARDINE
Geographical Area BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

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