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John O'Groat Mills and Mill Bridge over Huna Burn, John o' Groats

Description: John O'Groat Mills and Mill Bridge over Huna Burn

Category: B
Date Listed: 28 November 1984
Historic Scotland Building ID: 1804

OS Grid Coordinates: 337174, 973310
Latitude/Longitude: 58.6431, -3.0841

Location: A836, Highland KW1 4YL

Locality: John o' Groats
County: Highland
Country: Scotland
Postcode: KW1 4YL

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Listing Text

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.

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

References:
Ed. Donald Omand, THE CAITHNESS BOOK (1972) p1. 24, John
Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND, ii, (1977)
pp. 189-190. Information courtesy of owner.

Notes:
All internal machinery in situ<> Bridge links mill with Mill
Cottage, and is believed to be the oldest military bridge in the Highlands.

Source: Historic Scotland

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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