• Mills of Uig

    This is a list of all known mills in Uig – drawn directly from Dr Finlay Macleod’s excellent book The Norse Mills of Uig, published in 2009 by Acair and offering the location and description of some 250 known mills in Lewis, along with substantial general background on horizontal mills, pictures, traditions and bàrdachd.

    Dr Finlay gives the following key to condition:

    A: a building in fair condition, possibly with millstone in situ, andmay be noted on the first OS maps.
    B: the site is visible, with a hummock, and may be noted on the maps.
    C: the site is known locally but has not been located precisely.

    Mill-baggers are encouraged to equip themselves with a copy of the book (in Gaelic or English).

     

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