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SANDY'S MILLLB14519

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/02/1971
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Prestonkirk
NGR
NT 55024 75300
Coordinates
355024, 675300

Description

Mid-late 18th century. 3-storey meal-mill, roughly

rectangular in plan with later single storey threshing

mill abutting to W. Random rubble with stugged ashlar

dressings.

N ELEVATION: entrance at ground floor, with further 1st

floor doorway above. Window to 2nd floor. Kiln to right

with small opening to centre below eaves.

S ELEVATION: noteworthy low breastshot waterwheel to

main block, measuring 426cm (outside diameter) by 150cm

(width) originally with 30 wooden paddles each 3cm

thick. Window at 1st and 2nd floor. Gabled 2-storey

single bay and single storey piend-roofed threshing mill

butt joined to W.

Red pantiles to mill, threshing mill and to steep

truncated pyramidal roof of kiln (ventilator missing).

INTERIOR: much of machinery survives; waterwheel drove

2 pairs of millstones, one for grinding, the other for

shelling. A grain bruiser, pearl barley wheel and

gearing also remain. The sack hoist is of interest;

could be operated from any floor, has a dog clutch and

automatic and manual disengaging device.

Kiln floor is 30cm below 2nd floor level of the mill;

constructed of cast-iron perforated plates. Single

bagging outlet from kiln floor to mill. Access to kiln

firebox external; internal route blocked.

Statement of Special Interest

Existing mill probably built on the site of former mill

to serve the Gilmerton estate; mill buildings appear on

Forrest map 1799. Wheel drive unusual; as is the

absence of shaking conveyors and bucket elevators.

Milling ceased by early 1940s, waterwheel pit now silted

and the lade diverted to power a generator. Mill and

accompanying cottages recently sold; proposals made for

restoration (1989).

References

Bibliography

William Forrest, Map of Haddingtonshire 1799.

Survey of Sandy's Mill. RCAHMS 1983.

F Tindall EAST LOTHIAN WATER MILLS 1970. Part of

Athelstaneford Parish on 1853 OS map. By 1894 edition

incorporated into Prestonkirk Parish.

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