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Watermill, Scar, Westove, Sanday

A Category B Listed Building in North Isles, Orkney Islands

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Latitude: 59.2927 / 59°17'33"N

Longitude: -2.5845 / 2°35'4"W

OS Eastings: 366800

OS Northings: 1045282

OS Grid: HY668452

Mapcode National: GBR M4Z5.GQ4

Mapcode Global: XH8KM.NPSF

Plus Code: 9CFV7CV8+35

Entry Name: Watermill, Scar, Westove, Sanday

Listing Name: Sanday, Westove, Scar Former Water Mill

Listing Date: 16 September 1999

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 393699

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46403

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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18th to 19th century. 2-storey, rectangular-plan former water mill sited to W of Scar House with former forestair to 1st floor entrance to S elevation, built on ground falling to N. Some harl-pointing to roughly coursed rubble.

N ELEVATION: large, square-headed entrance, offset to right of centre at ground; small boarded grain loft entrance, set close under eaves, above. Small entrance at ground to right of centre.

S ELEVATION: former forestair to deep-set boarded door, set close under eaves, offset to left of centre. Window at 1st floor to outer left. Opening (boarded), set close under eaves, to right of centre.

E (GABLED) ELEVATION: round-arched entrance at ground; grain store door (boarded) to gablehead above.


Traditional graded stone tiled roof; stone ridge.

INTERIOR: not fully seen, 1998.

Statement of Interest

A relatively intact water mill perhaps acting secondarily to the steam-powered mill integral in the Scar House farm complex. The wheel is no longer evident, although the round-arched entrance to the E, along with the traditional stone tiles remain. Hume notes that the mill once had a revolving kiln vent, now missing.

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