[MR] Viking Mill and Farmhouse Museums on Lewis

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 02:12:23 PDT 2018

Noble Friends, Especially Vikings:

I've been sitting on this story for a week now, waiting for a slow newsday
in history. Today's sources were an absolute yawn, so now is the time.

The website Virtual Hebrides has pages highlighting a reconstructed mill
and associated kiln dating from the Viking/Norse occupation on the Isle of
Lewis. While simple by modern standards, the Shawbost mill displays
extremely clever use of water resources and mill technology. Surprisingly,
the mill was in use into the 1930s, though no doubt reconstructed countless
times. As a lover and student of milling technology in the US, I am

The mill text and numerous photos can be found at
https://www.virtualheb.co.uk/norse-mill-shawbost-isle-of-lewis-western-isles/ .
More is at https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/lewis/norsemill/index.html

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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