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- Category: A
- Date Added: 20/07/1972
- Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Parish: Kirkmaiden
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NX 11516 43792
- Coordinates: 211516, 543792
Pre 1684. Windmill. Vaulted tower type. Circular tower. Rubble. Corbelled crenellated parapet with rubble merlons, added later. Doorway to E and W, partly blocked to W. Barrel vault to N, extending from basement of tower. Broad relieving arch to tower above vault, with remains of red brick (hand made) arch below. 2 rows of floor beam sockets inside.
Statement of Special Interest
Logan Windmill was a grain mill. In circa 1684, Symson mentioned that "the Laird of Logan hath lately built an excellent windmill" (quoted in Donnachie, pp 40-41). The tower is marked on the OS Map of 1847-48 as "Logan Windmill (in ruins)". A former meal mill, now gutted and used as a farm building, is located to the south-east; it was probably built to replace the windmill sometime in the late 18th century.
OS Map 1850, Wigtownshire, Sheet 27 (surveyed 1847-48). I L Donnachie and N K Stewart "SCOTTISH WINDMILLS - AN OUTLINE AND INVENTORY" PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF SCOTLAND Vol XCVIII, 1964-1966, p 287. J Butt THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND (1967) p 317. I Donnachie THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF GALLOWAY (1971)
pp 40-42, 201, 213-214. J R Hume THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND Vol I (1976) pp 266-268. J Hume "Scottish Windmills: A Preservation Policy" VERNACULAR BUILDING 5 (1979) pp 39-40, 42. G Douglas, M Oglethorpe and J R Hume SCOTTISH WINDMILLS (1984) pp II, 2, 10, 17, 18, 46, appendix pp 21-22. CATALOGUE OF RECORDS. SCOTTISH INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SURVEY 1977-85 p 15. G Stell EXPLORING SCOTLAND'S HERITAGE. DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (1986) p 33. NMRS: Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey MS/500/61/42, MS/500/15/53.
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