Dell Mill

Muileann Dhail (Dell Mill), mid-19th century Part of an enclosed quadrangle beside the River Dell, one of the island's few substantial farm complexes that were usually operated by mainland farmers. The intact mill in the eastern range extends north, incorporating a large, all-iron internal water wheel. The lade is a rubble and cement aqueduct, unusually powering both threshing machine and millstones. This is a more sophisticated version of the many water-powered mills that once operated in Lewis; for comparison see the recently restored old mill and kiln at Shawbost.

Venue Type:

Industrial heritage site

Opening hours

Industrial heritage site, not normally open to the public.

Admission charges

Industrial heritage site, not normally open to the public.

Collection details

Archives, Social History

Dell Mill
North Dell
Ness, Isle of Lewis
Western Isles


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