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OLD BRIDGE OF URR MILLLB10191

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 04/11/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Kirkpatrick Durham

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 77651 67700
  • Coordinates: 277651, 567700

Description

2 ranges of mainly rubble buildings with mill building to S and kiln range to N with cottage (including modern post office) adjoining to NE.

MILL RANGE: enclosed water wheel flanked by single-storey threshing barn to W and grain mill and stores/ancillary buildings to E. Water wheel in small rubble-walled wheelhouse with graded slate lean-to roof. High breast-shot wheel with wooden paddles, arms and sole plates, cast iron sideplates, hub and axle. Grain mill with most machinery surviving.

Adjoining grain mill to E single-storey rubble barn/storage area. All with slated roofs.

TO N: Kiln range with 2-storey painted rubble kiln with cast-iron columns supporting perforated sheet metal kiln floor, slate roofs with ventilator. To W of kiln, single storey and loft range with rubble-built N wall to rear (built up from rising ground) and open cart shed to ground, granary in loft with front walls of vertical timber board, corrugated-iron roof.

To W tall single-storey garage/storage building; brick party wall, otherwise vertical timber boarding with corrugated-iron roof.

MILL COTTAGE: single storey and attic painted rubble, sash and case windows with plate glass glazing pattern. Gablet dormers to N. Slate roofs, raised skews, ceramic ridge end coped stacks. Lean-to single storey extension to S.

Statement of Special Interest

The importance of this group of buildings lies in the surviving mill machinery. This survival of a timber-framed water wheel is thought to be unique in Scotland. The position of the kiln in a detached range of buildings is also rare.

References

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RCAHMS survey.

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