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Detail of the outside face of the waterwheel hub. Digitla image of B 15123.

SC 749607

Description Detail of the outside face of the waterwheel hub. Digitla image of B 15123.

Date 2/4/1987

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 749607

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 15123

Scope and Content Outside face of waterwheel, Golspie Mill, Golspie, Highland Golspie Mill was built c.1810, and is one of two mills on the site which belonged to the Duke of Sutherland in the 1870s. Golspie Mill is a large, three-storeyed, five-bayed building constructed from dressed sandstone. Three pairs of millstones within the mill are still in use, and are powered by an overshot waterwheel (water is channelled to hit the top of the wheel). This shows the hub of the waterwheel from the outside. It is supported by an iron bracket and comprises an iron-framed wheel with timber 'buckets', or blades which catch the water and cause the wheel to rotate. The waterwheel at Golspie measures 3.86m in diameter and 1.72m wide. Water hits the top of the wheel from the lade, fills the wooden buckets turning the wheel through a system of gears and belt-drives which drive the mill's machinery. Waste water is channelled away by an underground tail race. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference 10.87.11


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 241) Records of the Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

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