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Peckhole Meal Mill, North Ronaldsay

A Category B Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 59.3613 / 59°21'40"N

Longitude: -2.419 / 2°25'8"W

OS Eastings: 376280

OS Northings: 1052852

OS Grid: HY762528

Mapcode National: GBR N3DZ.SMK

Mapcode Global: XH9S1.TYYV

Plus Code: 9CFV9H6J+GC

Entry Name: Peckhole Meal Mill, North Ronaldsay

Listing Name: North Ronaldsay, Peckhole Mill

Listing Date: 6 June 1997

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393691

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46398

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cross and Burness

County: Orkney Islands

Electoral Ward: North Isles

Parish: Cross And Burness

Traditional County: Orkney

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Circa 1908. 2-storey, rectangular-plan asymmetrical meal mill comprising slightly recessed and taller single bay kiln to E end (with large kiln vent) and 3-bay threshing mill to W; tall lean-to at rear (N) of threshing mill. Random rubble.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: threshing mill: doorway with window (blocked) at 1st floor above in bay to centre and to right. Window at 1st floor in bay to left. Kiln: window offset to left at ground; centred window at 1st floor above.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: threshing mill: blank wall to lean-to offset to right; boarded door in left return. Window at each floor in bay to right. Kiln: boarded door, offset to right at ground; centred window at 1st floor above.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: window at each floor to gabled elevation.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: window at each floor to gabled elevation; window in lean-to bay to left.

Most windows boarded or blocked, (originally small-pane glazing); remnants of fixed timber-framed, 9-pane windows to E; rooflights to both pitches. Purple slate roof; stone ridge; coped skews; tapered, timber, square-section vent to ridge of kiln.

INTERIOR: oil-powered engine machinery and timber threshing mechanism in situ; timber staircase with timber handrail.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with Peckhole Windmill. This mill is one of the largest structures on North Ronaldsay, and retains a significant number of original fixtures and fittings.

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