This Mill dates back to circa 1671.
In the late 80’s the Mill was converted into a distillery and used for the production of “Kella Whiskey” which went on to be renamed “Kella Spirit”
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I have literally drove past this lovey plaque so many times and have been unable to find it (located on the front wall between the cream and blue houses on image 2).
The sandstone (Knox) plaque says that King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra and Her Royal Highness Princess Victoria passed through this Kella Abbey Quarter in 1902 (The exact date was August 25th 1902).
Kella Mills is a few yards down the road as can be seen in image 2, approximately 300 years ago it was a Flour Mill and Porridge Mill but more lately a Manx Whisky Distillery (Glen Kella). Archibald Knox lived right next door and worked from his home circa 1900/04 – Info from Juan Vernon’s “Heritage Trail”
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