Mill of Ayreland
The Mill of Ayreland is an historic watermill driven by water force of the Burn of Ayreland, a northwesterly flowing coastal stream within Mainland Orkney, Scotland that empties into the Clestrain Sound approximately five kilometres southerly of Stenness.
Prehistory and history
This watermill is located several miles south of important Neolithic and Iron Age archaeological sites. Several kilometres to the north are the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar. About three miles to the northeast is the Iron Age Maes Howe ancient site.
Reference line notes
- United Kingdom Ordnance Survey Map Landranger 45, Orkney Mainland, 1:50,000 scale(2003)
- J. Gunn, Orkney: the Magnetic North, Thomas Nelson & Sons, Edinburgh, Scotland (1932)
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