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Glendale Mill And Kiln, Glendale, Skye

A Category A Listed Building in Eilean á Chèo, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4499 / 57°26'59"N

Longitude: -6.7225 / 6°43'21"W

OS Eastings: 116812

OS Northings: 849801

OS Grid: NG168498

Mapcode National: GBR 99S1.3L4

Mapcode Global: WGX5J.P0ZP

Plus Code: 9C9MC7XG+WX

Entry Name: Glendale Mill And Kiln, Glendale, Skye

Listing Name: Glendale Mill and Kiln (Now Museum)

Listing Date: 8 September 1982

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330755

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB467

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Duirinish

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Eilean á Chèo

Parish: Duirinish

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Said to be mid 18th century; restored 1972. Pair buildings of
coursed and caulked, roughly squared rubble with thatched
roofs; some iron pins remain in north mill gable to which the
thatch was fastened. Mill: simple rectangular building with
wheel to south gable and west wall built into side of hill;
simple wooden lade channels water to overshot wheel, which
motivates original machinery still in situ. Detached kiln has
west wall built into slope; two thirds interior taken up by
kiln, about 8' high, of rubble with ground floor vent for
fire, and perforated iron kiln plate covering the top. Small
square (renewed) chimney to north; piended thatched roof.

Statement of Interest

Glendale Mill situated by shore in use until 1914. Served not

only west Duirinish but grain was brought from Waternish and

also from Harris. Mill wheel made by Thomas Main, Edinburgh,

and installed 1902. It replaced previous wooden wheel.

Original gear-wheel, main shaft and cast-iron parts; some

minor replacements during 1972 restoration. Millstone

(on internal half-floor) from Rogart Mill, Sutherland.

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