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Dunkeld, Windmill

Wall(S) (Period Unknown), Windmill (17th Century)

Site Name Dunkeld, Windmill

Classification Wall(S) (Period Unknown), Windmill (17th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Bishop's Hill

Canmore ID 27182

Site Number NO04SW 28

NGR NO 0211 4252

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Perth And Kinross
  • Parish Dunkeld And Dowally
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District Perth And Kinross
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NO04SW 28 021 425.

Some 300 yds W of the cathedral, the site of a windmill illustrated in 'Theatrum Scotiae'. It appears to have been a tower mill with four sails of the type common at this time.

T McLaren 1945; Donnachie and Stewart 1966; J Slezer 1693


Field Visit (5 April 1989)

Slezer depicts a tower windmill at Dunkeld, although it is unclear from the perspective whether the mill stood on Bishop's Hill as is suggested by McLaren or on a spur 250m W of Dunkeld Cathedral (NO04SW 1.00). Within woodland on the tip of the latter feature, a spread of unmortared stones up to 9m in diameter possibly indicates its site. On the S the spur is cut by a hollowed trackway.

Visited by RCAHMS (IMS) 5 April 1989,

J Slezer 1693; T McLaren 1946; I L Donnachie and N K Stewart 1966.

Field Visit (2008)

NO 0210 4254 On the same elevation as RCAHMS NO04SW 28 (windmill on Slezer’s Prospect 1693) at NO 0211 4252 at its N extremity. The summit appears to have been enclosed by a double wall, overall 35 x 23m. However, a sunken track rising from S and modern trench on NW have confused the evidence. Rubble walls 3–4m broad are 3m apart on W and E but merge as one on N.

Archive: RCAHMS – 2008/105, MS 5248

Dr T C Welsh, 2008


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