HU1757 : Huxter Mills, Shetland - a horizontal wheel

taken 13 years ago, near to Melby, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Huxter Mills, Shetland - a horizontal wheel
Huxter Mills, Shetland - a horizontal wheel
These ancient mills had the wheel mounted horizontally, with the shaft directly connected to millstones on the floor above. The mill could be 'switched' on by lowering the wheel into the stream. The iron bar in the foreground is the lever for this. Built in Norse times, and still in use in the 20th century
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 August, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 April, 2005
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Mill, Watermill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 17 57 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 60:18.0758N 1:41.1117W
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