kids encyclopedia robot

Dounby Click Mill facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Dounby Click Mill
Dounby Click Mill, Orkney 2017-05-24.jpg
Type Watermill
Location Dounby
OS grid reference HY 32541 22853
Area Mainland, Orkney
Built 19th Century
Owner Historic Environment Scotland
Official name: Click Mill
Designated 31 May 1994
Reference no. SM90076

Dounby Click Mill is a mill located on the Mainland of Orkney, in Scotland. It is the last of the horizontal or "Norse" watermills of Orkney still in working order.

The mill is constructed with drystone walls and roofed with flagstones and turf. The design avoids the use of complicated gearing to transfer the drive to the millstones by mounting the stones directly above the wheel and on the same shaft.

It has been restored by, and is owned by, Historic Environment Scotland.

Horizontal water wheel of Dounby Click Mill, Orkney 2017-05-24
Horizontal water wheel of Dounby Click Mill
kids search engine
Dounby Click Mill Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.