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Date Added
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
NS 70423 44474
270423, 644474


Built 1831, extended 1877 and remodelled in 1935. 2 rectangular rubble-built mills, with ashlar dressings, at right angles to one another, and set on steep slope.

Elevation to Stonehouse Road: single storey 3-bay building to left is 4th floor of mill block. 2 storey 3-bay house (former offices and board room) to right, with central corniced recessed door, doubled windows in ground floor, all fenestration altered. 2 buildings linked by 1935 frontispiece with tall pend, millstone set in above and inscription "The town mill". Shallow segmentally raised parapet. 3 and 4 storey rear elevation, building to north east with lying- pane glazing. Mill building to east, 2 and 3 storeys; modern exterior stair on north east elevation, lying-pane glazing. South west elevation with round-arched door in advanced southern section, approached by gangway, gabled loft entrance above. Slate roofs throughout. Board room has panelled


Statement of Special Interest

Panelling and fittings in the board room were taken from the Kaiser's ship the "Homeric" when she was broken up in 1935.



John Hume 1976 "Industrial Archaeology" vol I p 157

J. Brown, "Modern Strathaven with peeps at past." p.20 1947

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