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Loch Baravat,horizontal water-mills north of

A Scheduled Monument in Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 58.2122 / 58°12'44"N

Longitude: -6.9407 / 6°56'26"W

OS Eastings: 109940

OS Northings: 935471

OS Grid: NB099354

Mapcode National: GBR 9770.RPW

Mapcode Global: WGX1K.CV49

Entry Name: Loch Baravat,horizontal water-mills N of

Scheduled Date: 1 December 1992

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5460

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: farming, food production

Location: Uig

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch

Traditional County: Ross-shire


The monument consists of the remains of a group of five early nineteenth century horizontal water mills. They are of the type known as "Norse" mills, the design of which has changed little since they were introduced to Northern Scotland. The series of sub-rectangular dry-stone buildings are built in the steep gully of a N flowing stream draining out of Loch Baravat. The uppermost mill is ruined but the examples downstream are in a good state of preservation.

The lowest structure retains part of the upper floor over its oval underhouse. There is a well constructed lade with stone lined banks connecting this mill with the one upstream. The area to be scheduled is rectangular and measures a maximum of 140m N-S by 30m E-W to include all of the mills and the lades, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because it is a well preserved group of early nineteenth century 'Norse' mills. These structures preserve evidence which may be useful in the study of agricultural economy, rural industry and population expansion in the Highlands and Islands during the early nineteenth century.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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