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Papa Westray, Holland Farm, Windmill

Storehouse (Period Unassigned), Windmill (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Papa Westray, Holland Farm, Windmill

Classification Storehouse (Period Unassigned), Windmill (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 2869

Site Number HY45SE 27.03

NGR HY 48998 51290

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Papa Westray
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

HY45SE 27.03 48998 51290

In an elevated field S of Holland is the circular stone base of a dismantled post-mill said to date from the early 19th century and to have been in use until c.1940.

The ground corn was stored in the square building 30m to the E (on the OS 1:10,000 map, the identification of the mill has been misapplied to the store).

A Fenton 1978; RCAHMS 1983; G Douglas, M Oglethorpe and J R Hume 1984

Two unroofed buildings, one of which is circular and annotated Corn Mill, are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Orkney and Shetland (Orkney) 1882, sheet lxxi) and on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1976).

Information from RCAHMS (SAH) 20 November 2000

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