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John O'groats Mill, Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Canisbay, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 58.6434 / 58°38'36"N

Longitude: -3.0839 / 3°5'2"W

OS Eastings: 337182

OS Northings: 973344

OS Grid: ND371733

Mapcode National: GBR L5RW.G0P

Mapcode Global: WH6CP.L0PQ

Entry Name: John O'groats Mill, Bridge

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332548

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1804

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Canisbay

County: Highland

Parish: Canisbay

Locality: Landward Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

Description

MILLS:

1750,1845,1860,part converted 1901, and new build 1901. Large. south facing 3-storey, L-plan rubble mill, tooled rubble dressings. 3-storey kiln(1901) takes up outer 2 bays of east wing, with entrance at base, 2 large cast-iron stays 2 wallhead vents and 2 tall square ridge vents. Mill entrance to right in south elevation of re-entrant, with 1st floor loft door above and projecting

chute gable breaking wallhead above that. Lean-to wheel-house abuts west elevation masking overshot wheel served by lade carried on rubble piers. Caithness slate roof. Smaller 2-storey, 2-bay rubble mill flanks west side of lade (which serves both mills) and from which water is

deflected to serve north gable wheel. Further irregular single and 2-storey rubble range comprised of 1845 workshop/stable 1896 meal girna completes complex; Caithness slate roofs.

BRIDGE; 1651 Cromwellian soldiers. Small rubble bridge with dressed rubble arch ring;

no parapet.

Statement of Interest

All internal machinery in situ<> Bridge links mill with Mill

Cottage, and is believed to be the oldest military bridge in the Highlands.

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