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Metadata fields

FieldDescription
IaraIDUnique number created by Iara in this project for each mill record.
OBJECTIDUnique reference number used by CANMORE / NMRS for their records.
Name The name of the mill as written on the 2nd edition, 1st edition, or in Canmore. If none of these sources provided a name, an adjacent placename was adopted. Records without a name or a nearby placename were recorded as ‘Mill’.
AltNamPropAlternative names that the mill was known by in addition to that given in the Name column. Can also include location information such as street name, town, river supplying water to the mill. In the case of associated features, the name of the associated mill was recorded.
ParishThe civil parish that the mill was in, based on parish boundaries in the 1950s.
CountyThe administrative county that this mill was in, based on county boundaries in the 1950s.
Map_1850sRecords if the mill was present at the time of the OS 1st edition mapping. Recorded as Yes or No where there was a high degree of certainty. ‘?’ was used when there was uncertainty.
Map1850sAs above but with one character Y or N values for simpler retrieval in the application
Clas1850sRecords the function of the mill and its power source, if known, at the time of the 1st edition mapping, following the Heritage Data controlled vocabulary.
1850s_textFree text description of mill feature from the OS 1st edition mapping. ‘?’ was used to record uncertainty.
Map_1900sRecords if the mill was present at the time of the OS 2nd edition mapping. Recorded as Yes or No where there was a high degree of certainty. ‘?’ was used when there was uncertainty.
Map1900sAs above but with one character Y or N values for simpler retrieval in the application.
Clas1900sRecords the function of the mill and its power source, if known, at the time of the 2nd edition mapping, following the Heritage Data controlled vocabulary.
1850s_textFree text description of mill feature from the OS 1st edition mapping. ‘?’ was used to record uncertainty.
1900s_textFree text description of mill feature from the OS 2nd edition mapping.
AssociatedRecords if other mill records are associated with this record.
MapPre1840Y or N to indicate if the mill pre-dated the OS mapping from the 1840s onwards or not. If mills were present in the CANMORE dataset, or from other sources, but not found on the map, this was usually N; if mills were present on OS maps, this was usually Y.
watermillY or N to indicate if the mill was a watermill.
notinCANMY or N to indicate if the mill record was not in the CANMORE / NMRS dataset.

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