Shawbost Mill
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis OS Map
Norse Iron-Age Horizontal Mill Canmore
Also known as Siabost

Although reconstructed now, this Iron Age Norse corn mill was actually still in use right up until the 1930s. It was the last to be used on Lewis.

Corn mills of this Viking or Iron Age design were once common around Lewis - hundreds were in opperation in the 1800s to grind barley and wheat into meal.

Images ©2014 Martin McCarthy, Theasis Photography

Nearby Sites

7km Dun Carloway Broch
13km Calanais I Stone Circle; Stone Rows; Cairn
13km Calanais II Stone Circle
13km Calanais III Stone Circle
14km Calanais VIII Standing Stones
15km Calanais IV Stone Circle
16km Steinacleit Settlement?; Cairn?; Stone Circle?
18km Achmore Stone Circle
(NB: All distances are as-the-crow-flies. Lochs, mountains and beautiful winding roads will make it further. Sometimes much further.)