MHG10195 - Spinningdale Mill


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Type and Period (2)

  • WATERMILL (Built, 18th Century - 1792 AD to 1794 AD (between))
  • COTTON MILL (Built, 18th Century - 1792 AD to 1794 AD (between))

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NH68NE 43 6759 8942.
The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900, pp. 160-185) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974 <1>

(Location cited as NH 675 894). Spinningdale Mill, built 1792-4 for the Balnoe Company, is a four storey, six-bay building, gutted by fire in 1806. At the S end is a projecting stair bay with Palladian windows, and at the N end is a semi-circular heating tower.
J R Hume 1977. <2>

Spinningdale Mill is in ruins and in danger of collapse.
Visited by OS (NKB) 10 December 1980.

ARCHITECT: James Boag 1794
Burned 1806

Scotland's Magazine, July 1965, p.24

Upstanding, although very deteriorated, stone & lime mortared building. Possibly 4 storeys seen, but only three visible on main walls. <3>

Lyon, K J, 'A Highland Landmark', Scotland's Magazine, July 1965, p 24 (Text/Publication/Article). SHG44.

Spinningdale Mill. (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG13085.

Butt, J, 1967, The industrial archaeology of Scotland, 313-14 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2008.

Hay and Stell, G D and G P, 1986, Monuments of industry, 63 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2306.

<1> Sinclair B Calder, 1974, The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900) (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG364.

<2> Hume, J R, 1977, The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands, 312; pl. 20 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2332.

<3> Sneddon, D, Gheorghiou, D, Hansom, J and Sherarer, I, 03/2010, East Sutherland Coastal Zone Assessment survey: Data Structure Report, Site 28 (Text/Report/Fieldwork Report). SHG24912.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6758 8942 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH68NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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