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Spinningdale, Cotton Mill

Cotton Mill (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Spinningdale, Cotton Mill

Classification Cotton Mill (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Spinningdale Mill

Canmore ID 13845

Site Number NH68NE 43

NGR NH 67590 89420

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Creich (Sutherland)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Sutherland
  • Former County Sutherland

Archaeology Notes

NH68NE 43 67590 89420

Spinningdale Mill [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, July 2010.

ARCHITECT: James Boag 1794

Burned 1806


Scotland's Magazine, July 1965, p.24.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

(Location cited as NH 675 894). Spinningdale Mill, built 1792-4 for the Balnoe Company. A four-storey, six-bay building, gutted by fire in 1806. At the S end is a projecting stair bay with Palladian windows, and at the N end is a semi-circular heating tower.

J R Hume 1977.

Spinningdale Mill is in ruins and in danger of collapse.

Visited by OS (NKB), 10 December 1980.


Field Visit (2013 - 2014)

Upstanding, although very deteriorated, stone & lime mortared building. Possibly 4 storeys seen, but only three visible on main walls. There is a well built concrete mill lade leading towards the structure.

Visited by Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk (SCHARP) 2013

Field Visit (19 January 2014)

Building appears extremely fragile.

Visited by Scotland's Coastal Heritage at Risk (SCHARP) 19 Jan 2014


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