Ruined turbine house :: Shared Description
The ruin is located beside a waterfall called Spardie Linn
– on the course of the Overtoun Burn, and it lies within the extensive estate associated with Overtoun House
This was one of the earliest examples of a hydro-electric scheme producing power for domestic use: in around 1892, the occupant of Overtoun House
, John Campbell White (soon to be created Lord Overtoun), had the turbine house built to provide electricity for his home. Water was impounded further up the burn in a dam, which later became an ornamental lily pond.
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Created: Wed, 7 Dec 2011, Updated: Wed, 7 Dec 2011
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