Lybster Mill, Lybster

A water-powered mill in the historic county of Caithness, Scotland.

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In the John O'Groats Journal 24 March 1853 and repeated in the Morning Post, it was stated that Catherine Campbell, wife of D Henderson, labourer, of Dalachlaggie, lost her life whilst sifting meal in the mill. The millstone suddenly broke in two and a piece hit her in the head, laying open her brain. The Sheriff and the Procurator Fiscal were asked to investigate the culpable negligence of the miller, who had left the mill in the charge of boys while there was too great water power on the wheel.

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Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Reisgill Burn
Mill function
Archive ID 12918
Location Lybster
Historic county Caithness
Country Scotland, United Kingdom
NGR ND 2441 3506
Latitude/longitude 58.29769594, -3.29108265



  • Hume, John R, The industrial archaeology of Scotland: II The Highlands and islands (B T Batsford, 1977), p.193


Michael Beacham, June 2017.


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