Excavations beside Sruth a' Mhuilinn ('the Mill Stream'), Iona

Jerry O'Sullivan (Author)

Sheila Boardman (Contributor)

Richard Tipping (Contributor)


Keyword(s):
Subrectangular Pool, Macroscopic Plant Remains, mill stream, post-pits
Location(s):
Sruth a' Mhuilinn; Iona; Scotland; UK
Period(s):
modern

Abstract


Excavation beside Sruth a'Mhuilinn recorded a man-made, sub-rectangular pool cut into the gravels of the  stream course, as well as a group of large post-pits. The pool was deliberately back-filled in the course of a recent reorganization of the site. There is no salient archaeological interpretation, but discussion considers whether this is the site of a modern horizontal water mill, and weighs this possibility in the light of the well-attested tradition for the use of Sruth a'Mhuilinn as a mill stream. The excavation was funded by Historic Scotland.

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Published
30-11-1995
How to Cite
O’Sullivan, J., Boardman, S., & Tipping, R. (1995). Excavations beside Sruth a’ Mhuilinn (’the Mill Stream’), Iona. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 124, 491-508. Retrieved from http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/psas/article/view/9507
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