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
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
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
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 []
Letters From Dugald Mccoll Tenant Farmer Lochnell Estate Compensation, bought from Ebay.
1851 :
: 1841
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, 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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