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Photographic copy of photo taken before 1940, showing Mr McIntosh (miller) with sack barrow, and his father-in-law, Mr George Milne on cart.

SC 749657

Description Photographic copy of photo taken before 1940, showing Mr McIntosh (miller) with sack barrow, and his father-in-law, Mr George Milne on cart.

Date c. 1940

Catalogue Number SC 749657

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 15260

Scope and Content View of miller unloading barley from a cart, Mill of Noth, Rhynie, Aberdeenshire Mill of Noth was built c.1800, with major additions in 1835, marked by an inscribed datestone above the waterwheel. This irregularly planned oatmeal mill contained one pair of millstones driven by a mid-breast shot waterwheel (water hits the wheel in halfway up one side). The mill closed in 1940 partly due to an infestation of rats from a nearby refuse dump. This shows the miller, Mr McIntosh, unloading barley with a set of sack wheels, assisted by his father-in-law, Mr George Mill. The photograph was taken in the mid-1930s, when transportation of goods by horse-drawn cart was still very common. The waterwheel at Mill of Noth drove the millstones, the threshing machine, a fanner (which cleaned the grains), and oatmeal sieve, a sack hoist, and a grain bruiser (which made animal feed). The water supply was the Burn of Easaiche, which also provided drinking and washing water for the miller and his family. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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