Norse or Click Mills

Norse Mill, Croft House Museum, Shetland


A restored Norse mill


The Croft House Museum is a typical Shetland croft with dwelling house, barn and byre. On a small stream below the croft is a restored Norse mill. This is a typical example of the mills found across the Scottish Islands which were in use from Norse times until the C19th when they were replaced by larger water mills. It is a small stone building with thatched roof.

Norse Mill, Croft House Museum

A dam with two outlets controls the flow of water to the small horizontal wooden paddle.

Norse Mill, Croft House
                Museum

There is a small door into the upper chamber with a small millstone fed by a wooden hopper.

Norse Mill, Croft House
                Museum

The Croft House Museum is open May - September from 10-1 and 2-5. It is closed on Mondays. The nearest post code is ZE2 9JQ and the grid reference is HU 398146. There is a map here.

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