HU3713 : Quendale Mill

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

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Quendale Mill
Quendale Mill
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).

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Date Taken
Thursday, 20 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Sunday, 7 October, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts  Industry 
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OSGB36: geotagged! HU 371 132 [100m precision]
WGS84: 59:54.1435N 1:20.3061W
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Shetland  19th Century  Nineteenth Century  Victorian  Mill  Water Mill  Water Wheel  Historic Environment Scotland  Grade A  Listed Building 

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