MHG62987 - Building, a possible mill - Knockmuy


A ruined building and a possible mill at Knockmuy.

Type and Period (2)

  • BUILDING (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • MILL? (Early Medieval to 19th Century - 561 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

The Inverness Field Club, led by Donald Coghill, surveyed a number of sites in the Aird area between 1987 and 1989. Knockmuy.
There is a raised triangular platform adjoining the south side of a burn. The length of the straight ditch on its S.W. side, between the burn and a right-angled corner is 20 yards. In the interior there are stones on edge forming two right angles as if it was the back of a small hearth. On the S.E. side there is a sunken entrance 8 yards from the corner and the straight alignment of this small elevated area (where later stone dumpingi has occurred) can be traced in this same direction for a further 10 yards. Part of a stone stem in the burn is still in place which diverted water to what may have been a Norse mill. <1>

Note: Site not visible on aerial photographs so location based on grid coordinates. (T. Blackie 31/07/23)

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Grid reference Centred NH 4610 3918 (20m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH43NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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