Siabost Norse Mill and Kiln

Siabost Norse Mill and Kiln, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Siabost Norse Mill and Kiln, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

© 2011 – philip vergeylen – all rights reserved

The Siabost Norse Mill and Kiln, two traditionally constructed and thatched stone buildings, are located close to the village of Siabost (Shawbost) on the Isle of Lewis (Outer Hebrides of Scotland).

The mill is a reconstruction of an Iron Age corn mill that actually did exist on this site. It is fed by the small river Allt nam Breac, running from Loch Raoinebhat to Loch na Muilne.

The kiln was used for drying the grain – oats and barley – prior to being ground in the mill.

The photo shows only a small part of the mill (a stone wall), at the right hand side. The kiln can be seen just behind the mill.

Philip.

6 thoughts on “Siabost Norse Mill and Kiln

  1. We’ve been planning a trip to Scotland to see where my grands lived. YOur photos and posts speak so beautifully to what they described to me as a little girl. And…artistically, they’re brilliant!

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