Kintaline Farm : Kentallen : Kintalin Mill : Sailean Mill : Salem mill
Part of Lochnell Estate until 1950's.

farm sold to Jill Bowis and now home to the Ardchattan Parish Archive
Joan MacArthur 1897 - 1990, died on the 17th June aged 93
New Canmore reference

Kintaline Mill
Type of Site: Industrial/ Corn Mill NMRS Number: NM83NE 11 Map reference: NM 8971 3979
Parish: Ardchattan And Muckairn (Argyll And Bute) Council: Argyll And Bute Former District: Argyll And Bute
Former Region: Strathclyde
Archaeology Notes NM83NE 11 8971 3979
One unroofed and four roofed buildings annotated as Kintaline Mill (Corn) are depicted on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Argyllshire 1875, sheet lxxiii). Three roofed buildings are shown on the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map (1977).
Architecture Notes See also: NM83NE 13 Ardmucknish, Mill
References There are no bibliographic references associated with this record

Duncan Cecil Campbell 1878-1966 (Cecil) died on the 14th September aged 88
Memorial Inscription
in loving memory of Duncan Cecil Campbell Kintaline Benderloch
who died 14th September 1966 aged 88 years
beloved husband of Joan MacArthur and dear father of Sheena
and the above Joan MacArthur who died 17th June 1990 aged 93 years

farm buildings
The farm house was built around 1750, as a simple single storey building, which was made to 1 1/2 storey in the 1800's, then added to around 1875, and again in the 1950's. The byre is a winnowing byre, with the doors opposite each other, with cattle stalls in the lower end, and horse stalls in the top end. The barn was once the Mill building, with a separate grain receiving area with a door on to the yard, where cart loads of oats and barley was brought from crofts in the area - there was a fire below to dry out the grain, a shoot took it into the mill workings next door. This grain building was converted into living accommodation - maybe for lodgers in the latter 1890's and for the family in the 1900's when they rented out the farm house for tourists.
1930 Valuation Roll : 13024 - Farm, Kintalen, Ledaig - owned by Lt Gen The Right Hon The Earl of Dundonald - tenants are Duncan C. Campbell and Mrs Joan Campbell - Gross annual value is £22.10s.0d - rateable value is £2 15s 0d
Duncan Cecil Campbell 1878-1966 |, farmer, of Kintaline, marries Joan MacArthur 1897 - 1990, spinster, of Craigneuk (link to image of marriage records) and they move into Kintaline
Donald McArthur -1926 died, usual residence Kintaline
Valuation Roll - Donald McArthur, John McArthur (cousins, and uncles of Joan MacArthur)
Valuation Roll - Donald McArthur, John McArthur
1920 map: 1920s%20Ordnance%20Survey%20Kintaline.jpg
: 1915
Valuation Roll - 1915 Valuation Roll : 12540 - Farm & Mill, Kintalin, Ledaig - owned by The trustees of the late Archibald Argyll Lochnell Campbell - tenants are John and Donald McArthur, farmers - Gross annual value is £22.10s.0d - rateable value is £2 15s 0d

Kentallen Mill
8 rooms with windows - every room now windows - 2 extra ? upstairs dormers added ?
Donald McArthur 29 G&E Single Farmer employer Ardchattan
Christina McArthur 27 sister G&E Single Housekeeper Ardchattan
Jane McArthur 21 G&E sister Single Dairymaid Ardchattan
John Bell Square Boarder 57 widower no gaelic Retired bank clerk Glasgow feebleminded
Ronald Grant serv 20 G&E s ploughman Mallaig

Kentallen Cottage
4 rooms with windows
Peter Colthart head 48 G&E mar assistant gardener (Lochnell) Glassary
Christina Colthart wife 49 G&E married 3 years, no children Lismore

Valuation roll -
Census Parish: Ardchattan; ED: 3; Page: 2; Line: 6;

:Kintallen Cottage (4 rooms with windows) [now Lochaber]
All Gaelic and English speakers
Christine McDonald Head Widow age 39 : Merchant (General) on own account at home - born Lismore
Duncan McDonald son single 15, scholar, born Lanarkshire, Glasgow,
Hugh McDonald son, 9, scholar, born U.S America

Kintallen Farm (no longer a working mill)
6 rooms with windows
Peter Coltart head, single, 38 .. Farmer, employer . Born Glassary, Argyllshire, Gaelic & English
Grace Gray, Niece, single 24 .. Housekeeper domestic born Greenock, Renfrewshire, English only
identified as separate household ? 2 rooms with windows. (is this part of the old mill)
Harry Neeson, Lodger, Single, 26 .. tailor, employer, at home, born Glasgow, Lanarkshire, English only
1899 map
Valuation roll -
second OS Map - the mill is now disused, (dairying is being promoted)
Kintallen Mill - still working but disused by 1899 map survey
all Gaelic and English
6 rooms with one or more windows AN ADDED WINDOW ..How where they described ? the landing ? or an odd west extension?
Colin Campbell Head 51 farmer and miller Clifton Perthshire
Clementina Campbell Mar 50 Farmers wife Glenmoriston Invernessshire
Colina Campbell 16 Appin Argyll farmers daur (?not at school any more)
Agnes Campbell 15 Appin Farmers daur
Donald Campbell 13 Appin Scholar
John Campbell 11 Appin Scholar
Jane Campbell 11 Appin Scholar
Angus Campbell 9 Ardchattan Scholar (moved to Kintaline by 1882)
Duncan Campbell 5 Ardchattan Scholar
Catherine Campbell 3 Ardchattan ..
Colin Campbell moves in - his son Angus is born here - other children born in Appin
Valuation roll -
1885 map

between Moss and Keil
no mention of milling and half the acreage from 10 years before

EnumDist 4 Page 1 Kintallin Mill
5 rooms with one or more windows
John McCULLOCH M 78 M Kilmore, Argyll, Scotland Head Farmer Of 100 Ac 30 Arable
Catherine McCULLOCH M 65 F Stromness, Orkney, Scotland Wife Farmers Wife
Susanna McCULLOCH U 27 F Kilmore & Kilbride, Argyll, Scotland Daur Farmers Daur
Margaret McCULLOCH U 23 F Kilmore & Kilbride, Argyll, Scotland Daur Farmers Daur
Colin CAMPBELL U 20 M Ardchattan, Argyll, Scotland Serv Farm Serv
Duncan McDOUGALL U 14 M Morvern, Argyll, Scotland Serv Farm Herd

Between Culcharran and Baravullin
2 rooms with one or more windows
Malcolm McColl Head Mar 58 Sawyer Lismore Gaelic
Anne McColl Wife Mar 45 Morvern Gaelic
Anne McColl Daur Unm 13 Scholar Ardchattan Gaelic
Euphemia McColl Daur Unm 11 Scholar Ardchattan Gaelic
Catherine McColl Daur Unm 7 Scholar Ardchattan Gaelic
Dugald McColl Son Unm 5 Scholar Ardchattan Gaelic

Valuation roll -
first OS map - with the Corn Mill working []
Scotlandsplaces reference

6 rooms with one or more windows
between Lochnell lodge and Keils, must have walked north and then up Meal street.

6 rooms with windows - THE EXTENSION already built
John McCulloch head mar 68 Farmer of 200 acres of which 35 arable, employing 2 labourers Kilbride
Catherine McCulloch wife mar 56 farmers wife, Kilbride
Cathering McCulloch daur 24 Kilbride
Susan McCulloch daur 19 Kilbride
Margret McCulloch daur 15 Kilbride
Duncan McDerman? serv unm 34 Appin
Archibald McLean herd 13 Kilbride

Kentalen (now Lochaber)
2 rooms with windows
Donald Sinclair Head Mar 43 Shepherd Ardchattan
Agnes Sinclair wife 40 Ardchattan

P McPherson Achnaba
H McKenzie Seabank
D Campbell Schoolmaster
GO. [Gaelic Orthography] 073 A good sized inlet on the east side of Lochnell House.
Sign. [Signification] The Creek.
KINTALINE MILL (Corn) Kintaline Mill Kintaline Mill Kentarline Mill
D. Campbell
P. McPherson
Admiralty Chart 073 A corn Mill on the east side of An t-Sailean, the property of D Campbell Lochnell.
annotated colour detail
Valuation roll -
Letters From Dugald Mccoll Tenant Farmer Lochnell Estate Compensation, bought from Ebay.

Lochnell Mill
2 children in school
3 rooms with windows (before extension but is double storey)
Dugald McColl head Mar 50 Miller,Joiner & Farmer, Oban
Elizabeth McColl 50 Oban
Alexander McColl son 17 Glassary
Duncan McColl son 17 Glassary
Peter Rowan servant widower 50 ploughman Kilchenan
Ann Kennedy servant un 23 general servant Glenelg Invernessshire
Lachlan McLaren servant un 12 Herd Ardchattan

Valuation roll -


Kintalen Mill (no room details)
McColl Dugald Head M M 43 1808 Wright Miller & Farmer of 20 acres ARL Appin
McColl Elizabeth Wife M F 40 1811 - ARL Oban
McColl Hugh Son Unmarried M 15 1836 - ARL Oban
McColl Dugald Son Unmarried M 9 1842 Scholar ARL Kilniniver
McColl Alexander Son Unmarried M 7 1844 Scholar ARL Kilmichael
McColl Duncan Son Unmarried M 7 1844 Scholar ARL Kilmichael
McColl Christina J/I Dau Unmarried F 8m 1850 - ARL Kilmichael
McKillop Ann Niece Unmarried F 8 1843 Orphan LKS Glasgow
McCorquodale Archibald Servant Unmarried M 23 1828 Farm Servant ARL Craignish
McGregor Janet Servant Unmarried F 22 1829 House Servant ARL Ardchattan

Kintalin Crofts
McGregor John Head M M 35 1816 Crofter of 6 acres & Ag. Labourer ARL Ardchattan
McGregor Janet Wife M F 28 1823 - ARL Ardchattan
McGregor Sarah Dau Unmarried F 3 1848 - ARL Ardchattan
McGregor Gregor Son Unmarried M 6m 1850 - ARL Ardchattan
McKillop Elisabeth Servant Unmarried F 14 1837 General Servant ARL Oban

Kintalin Crofts
McArthur Donald Head M M 45 1806 Crofter of 6 acres & Ag. Labourer ARL Ardchattan
McArthur Mary Wife M F 30 1821 - ARL Ardchattan
McArthur John Son Unmarried M 2 1849 - ARL Ardchattan
McArthur Mary Dau Unmarried F 4 1847 - ARL Ardchattan
McArthur Ann Dau Unmarried F 2m 1851 - ARL Ardchattan
McNiven Alexander Servant Unmarried M 14 1837 Servant of Crofter ARL Appin


Enumeration District: 5
Folio: 5 Page: 1

Address: Salem Mill
McARTHUR John M 40 Joiner Argyllshire
McARTHUR Mary F 10 Argyllshire
McARTHUR John M 8 Argyllshire
McARTHUR Alexander M 6 Argyllshire
McARTHUR Isabella F 2 Argyllshire
McCORKINDALE John M 15 Male Servant Argyllshire
McGILVRAY Ann F 30 Female Servant Argyllshire
McCOLL Donald M 13 Male Servant Argyllshire

Address: Salen Crofts
MCCOLL Paul M 45 Crofter Argyllshire
McCOLL Mary F 35 Argyllshire
McCOLL Mary F 3 Argyllshire
McCOLL Catharine F 18m Argyllshire
McCOLL Elisabeth F 2m Argyllshire
McINNES Ann F 40 Argyllshire
McCOLL Ann F 12 Female Servant Argyllshire

McARTHUR John M 60 Crofter Argyllshire
McARTHUR Ann F 60 Argyllshire
McARTHUR Donald M 30 Argyllshire
McARTHUR Archibald M 20 Argyllshire

Gregor McGregor, Crofter Kintaillin and Marcin Stewart had a daughter born the 3rd and baptised the 4th October named Mary
land tax information on the parishes of Argyll, 1802
Name of Proprietor : Duncan Campbell of Lochnell
Croft of Kintaillen £0.4.7
Corn Mill of Kintailen £1.13.4
Interesting that this is exactly the same tax as the 1751 tax due.
Land Tax Rolls Argyll Vol 3/2
7 January - birth of Katharine McCallum, daughter of ?? McCallum and Ann McIntyre, baptised 12th January APA OR OPBap 1759-1760
28/11/1755 - Building of a Mill - lArdmucknish. Letter to John Campbell of Barcaldine from William Miller, wright in the Gorbals, Glasgow, concerning the building of a mill. [Printed in T.G.S.I., Vol XXIII] Papers of the Mackay family of Bighouse : Campbell Letters and Papers : National Records of Scotland1 Ardmucknish Mill, possibly Kintaline Mill .. how does this relate to the Land Tax records 4 years before.
Land Tax records -
Corn Mill of Kintailen - One pound thirteen shillings & four pence
Croft of Kintailen - Four shillings & seven pence.
The Roy Military Map does not show a stone building here, which either means it was drawn up before the Mill is built which is now unlikely, or that Kintaline is omitted. The Roy map was the first detailed measured map but does not have everything drawn in it. The detail of settlements came mostly from other maps, and it is likely this is out of date. The line of the road is below the hill, and it is quite probable that when Lochnell estate started to improve the lands around it, with draining, this would have been when the wall was set up that is now along the roadside at the top of the hill rise. The material for this wall came from the Neolithic burial cist that lies along the road. The wall meant that livestock could be excluded from the land to the shoreside, allowing it to be drained and improved for arable growing. This action, copied across the estate, would provide far more yield of crop to justify the establishment of the mill.
Blaeu map shows the area of Barravullin,(place of milling?) by Ardmucknish, before Lochnell house is built (there is a substantial building on the island in Loch Nell, Kilmore on this same map)
Neolithic Burial Kist lies close to the road, yet another illustration of the considerable activity throughout the prehistoric era in this area. It would have originally been a mound, like this below, but the stone has been used over the years, maybe to build the farmhouse and mill, certainly to create the wall that is now alongside the road.
The cist was recorded by Robert Angus Smith in the 1870's, at which time it was covered by a small cairn. This material has since disappeared. The cist was re-examined in 1963 (Reid 1963) and a large number of white quartz pebbles, many small fragments of bone and a tooth were recovered from it. The cover of the burial cist was reused when the house was extended in the 1870's, and is now in place as the lintel of the fireplace in the farmhouse. RCAHMS 1975, visited April 1967.
“in natural gravel under a layer of peat 1.2 metres thick. It contained an urn, now lost, in which there were well-preserved human bones”
067644.jpg website lost - ©Doug Houghton Photography need to find it again

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