MHG63110 - Kilvean (Kilvain) or Bught Mill (Medieval-C19) - Inverness


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Type and Period (2)

  • WATERMILL (Medieval to 18th Century - 1058 AD? to 1800 AD?)
  • CORN MILL (Medieval to 18th Century - 1058 AD? to 1800 AD?)

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Bught Mill (Medieval-C19) - Inverness

There has been a mill at the Bught, Inverness, known usually from documentary and cartographic sources as Kilvain (or Kilvean) Mill and which belonged to Muirton since at least 1232. A map of the lands of Inverness surveyed by John Home in 1774 shows this area, together with several mill lades and buildings, but does not actually label any of the the latter as the mill itself though they are immediately adjacent to the lade. These buildings may be the same as those shown in roughly this location by the OS almost a century later on their 1st Edition 1:2500 map, though the mill at that point is shown to the southwest on the other side of the lade, so clearly erected later. <1> <2>

See MHG63111 for the location of and discussion about the buildings from Home's plan.
See MHG63112 for discussion of the possibly medieval mill lades.
See MHG63113 for the C19-C20 mill complex.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6576 4342 (60m by 60m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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