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Side view of click mill showing mill lade, Dounby, Orkney.

DP 240757

Description Side view of click mill showing mill lade, Dounby, Orkney.

Date 14/7/2015

Collection Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

Catalogue Number DP 240757

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Circa 1825 small oblong mill, according to the listing notes it is the ‘last surviving working example in Orkney of a primitive type of mill more numerously represented in Shetland and Faroes’. The building has a flagstone roof covered with turf, a traditional roofing technique in Orkney, which is thatched continuously across the ridge. The thatch has been left uncovered. The mill, which is in working condition, is open to the public and is in the guardianship of Historic Environment Scotland.

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File Format (JPG) JPEG bitmap

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