Listed Building

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INVERGOWRIE BULLIONFIELD, MILL ROAD, FORMER BULLIONFIELD PAPER MILLLB10842

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
25/02/1993
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
Parish
Longforgan
NGR
NO 34593 30518
Coordinates
334593, 730518

Description

Later 19th century. Paper mill building comprised of 2-storey, rectangular-plan, 23-bay, double-pile range with massive tower to W. Stugged and snecked rubble, stugged ashlar dressings, random rubble to S bay with brick gable to W, polished ashlar corbels and parapet to tower. Slate roof to S bay, sheet roof with full length ridge light to S bay. Tower: segmental stair tower to SW angle, corbelled from 1st floor, corbelled to square at upper part extending to flat-roofed cap house; deep, coped parapet with angle turrets (not roofed); roof masked by parapet.

TOWER: S AND E ELEVATIONS: blank.

W ELEVATION: 2 small windows to 1st floor at different levels;

3 round-headed windows to 2nd floor; 3 windows to stair tower,

2 further windows to upper part of tower and cap house.

N ELEVATION: blocked openings to ground floor; louvred opening above.

MAIN RANGE:

N ELEVATION: symmetrical; tall windows to ground floor, some blocked, smaller windows to 1st floor, new entrance off-centre right.

E GABLE: gable to right, blank except door to ground floor, coped skews with block skew end finial; wider gable to left with door.

S ELEVATION: blank.

INTERIOR: not seen.

Statement of Special Interest

This building is listed particularly for the interest of the tower. Bullionfield was established as a paper mill in 1850 by Alexander Cowan and Sons of Valleyfield, converting the existing bleachfield plant for the purpose. The mill was managed form 1862 by David M Watson, who from 1871 until his death in 1901 was proprietor. Watson?s Baronial mansion house, Greystane House (listed as Swallow Hotel, off Kingsway West; Longforgan Parish) was designed by Campbell Douglas in 1870, who may also have been responsible for the paper mill. The building is presently (1991) in use as a warehouse. There are further former paper mill buildings on the site to the north. Paper making ceased here in January 1965.

References

Bibliography

Enid Gauldie, THE QUARRIES AND THE FEUS, A HISTORY OF INVERGOWRIE (1981), pp71-3; A G Thomson, THE PAPER INDUSTRY IN SCOTLAND (1974), p138.

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