Kintaline Farm : Kentallen : Kintalin Mill : Sailean Mill :
Part of Lochnell Estate until 1950's.
- farm sold to Tim and Jill Bowis and now home to the Ardchattan Parish Archive
- Joan MacArthur 1897 - 1990, died on the 17th June aged 93
- Duncan Cecil Campbell 1878-1966 (Cecil) died on the 14th September aged 88
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:
- 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
- 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
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
- second OS Map - the mill is now disused, (dairying is being promoted)
- Colin Campbell moves in
- 1885 map
- first OS map - with the Corn Mill working [http://maps.nls.uk/view/74478064]
- 1851 :
- 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. http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrsonlinecatalogue/details.aspx?reference=GD87%2f1%2f70
- 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.
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”
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