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Islay, Ballygrant, Mill

Watermill (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Islay, Ballygrant, Mill

Classification Watermill (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Ballygrant Burn

Canmore ID 157689

Site Number NR36NE 90

NGR NR 3951 6612

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Killarow And Kilmeny
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NR36NE 90 3951 6612

(Location cited as NR 395 661). Mill, Ballygrant, 19th century. A three-storey rubble block, with a two-storey wing with an iron overshot wheel about 14ft (4.27m) diameter with wooden buckets, which drove two pairs of 54 inch (1.37m) stones. Now a joiner's shop.

J R Hume 1977.


Field Visit (23 January 2017 - 24 January 2017)

NR 39479 66101 – NR 39714 66036 A desk-based assessment and walkover survey were undertaken, 23–24 January 2017, in advance of the construction of a run-of-river hydro-electric scheme at Ballygrant Quarry. The walkover survey revealed the remains of 11 mine related features, consisting of mine entrances, openrakes, and collapsed or infilled mineshafts. Two stone dykes and a watermill complex were also recorded.

None of the mining sites will be impacted by the works, and access through one of the stone dykes will be gained in an area that has already been cut by previous culvert works.

Archive: NRHE

Funder: Proterra Energy

Steven Birch – West Coast Archaeological Services

(Source: DES, Volume 18)


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