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Highfield View showing horsemill with farmsteading and farmhouse behind

SC 513863

Description Highfield View showing horsemill with farmsteading and farmhouse behind

Date 6/8/1977

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 513863

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Horse-engine house, Highfield Farm, St Quivox, Ayrshire This is a good example of a circular horse-engine house. These structures housed a pivoted wooden frame to which a horse was harnessed. As the horse walked round, the frame turned gearing to drive a threshing mill in an adjacent barn. This view shows the engine house with its threshing barn to the right. The use of cast iron columns as intermediate supports in the large openings was unusual. The lime-washing of the masonry was a typical Ayrshire feature. This engine-house and its barn have recently been converted into a restaurant, with the openings glazed in. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H77/61/4

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/513863

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