HU3613 : Dam and Sluices, Quendale Mill

taken 12 months ago, near to Quendale, Shetland Islands, Great Britain

Dam and Sluices, Quendale Mill
Dam and Sluices, Quendale Mill
The dam is included within the Historic Environment Scotland listed building designation LinkExternal link .
Quendale Mill :: HU3713
The Mill was originally built in 1867 and its primary purpose was to handle the grain from the Quendale Estate and for crofters from the wider surrounding area. Most of the grinding was done in winter when there was plenty of water in the dam to drive the Mill’s machinery. The Mill ceased operations in 1948.

During the time the Mill was in operation, crofters brought their Oats and Bere by horse and cart to the Mill to be processed into meal for eventual use in the production of Oatmeal and Beremeal bannocks – a staple diet for Shetlanders at the time. Once roads had been improved to allow vehicular transport, crofters from as far afield as Scalloway and Whiteness also joined the others in bringing their grain crops to the Mill for processing.

Today the Mill is completely renovated and restored with help from the Shetland Amenity Trust. It has been operated by The South Mainland Community History Group as a visitor attraction since 1993. It is a Category A listed building (LB5417 LinkExternal link Historic Environment Scotland).

LinkExternal link Quendale Mill website
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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 7 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! HU 369 133 [100m precision]
WGS84: 59:54.1985N 1:20.5196W
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 368 133
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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