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John O' Groats Mills General view showing waterwheel of central building

SC 435505

Description John O' Groats Mills General view showing waterwheel of central building

Date 15/5/1974

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 435505

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content John o' Groats Mill, Caithness There are two mills on this site, a small 18th century mill, one-storey and attic, with a taller kiln, and a large mill of 1901, three-storey, and on an L-plan. Both have overshot wheels, the larger 1.3m by 3.96m and the smaller 0.86m by 3.66m. This view shows the overshot waterwheel of the older, smaller mill on its north gable. It has an iron frame and wooden buckets (0.86m in width by 3.66m in diameter). The small mill has survived remarkably unaltered, giving a good idea of what Caithness mills were like before the late 19th century. The waterwheel is, however, of a late pattern. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H74/143/12

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/435505

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

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