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Kinrara, Bobbin Mill

Mill (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Kinrara, Bobbin Mill

Classification Mill (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) South Kinrara

Canmore ID 111652

Site Number NH80NE 91

NGR NH 87622 07382

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Alvie
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Badenoch And Strathspey
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Architecture Notes

Exact location of mill is uncertain.

Activities

Note (21 November 2014)

This 'Bobbin Mill' is depicted as roofed on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey 6-inch map (Invernesshire (Mainland), 1875 (surveyed 1869), sheet LXXIII). A lade is also depicted suggesting water power. The presumably timber buildings no longer exist.

Bobbins are spindles, with our without flanges and made of wood, plastic or metal onto which thread, yarn or wire can be wound. In this case, it would have been wooden bobbins that would have been made for local consumption. The lade may suggest that there may have been water-owered machinery on site.

Information from RCAHMS (MMD), 24 November 2014.

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