MHG9742 - Baligill Mill


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Type and Period (2)

  • GRAIN MILL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
  • (Alternate Type) WATERMILL (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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A water-driven carding mill dating from the 19th century, now disused and unroofed.
Visited by OS (NKB), 10 August 1977.
The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900, pp. 187-188) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974

J Aitken : 19/2/2004

(Location cited as NC 855 657). Wollen mill, Baligill, built c1800 as a meal mill and converted to a woollen mill c1860. The roofless but otherwise complete ruin of a rubble building on an L plan.
J R Hume 1977.

This L-shaped structure of dressed stone measures 15.5m by 11.5m over all; traces of a possible dam and lade are also to be seen. It probably dates from 19th century and is locally said to have been meal mill which was subsequently used for carding wool.
R J Mercer 1981.

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Grid reference Centred NC 8552 6567 (40m by 40m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC86NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish FARR

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