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New Abbey Corn Mill, including mill building, mill pond, fish pond, lades, sluices, and excluding lade to southeast of mill pond, channels into New Abbey Pow river, hardstanding, and all other structures, New AbbeyLB17323

Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 04/11/1971
  • Last Date Amended: 01/06/2017


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: New Abbey

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 96224 66244
  • Coordinates: 296224, 566244


Probably mid-late 18th century (not all 1 build); restored

1982. Cornmill, in working order, comprising 2 adjoining rectangular-plan blocks sharing common gable. Limewashed

rubble. North block lower (2 storeys) and narrower with

lean-to in re-entrant angle, north end in domestic use, north

east angle curved to roadside at ground level, long lean-to

against west wall: brick apex stack, tall ventilator with

fish weathervane indicator. Principal range 3 storeys with

loft; east-facing door placed asymmetrically at ground and at

1st floor level, former with small-paned fanlight; cobbled

fore area; lade carried on rubble embankment to iron overshot

wheel on west wall. Small-paned windows, mostly sashes;

straight skews, ball finial over south gable. All roofed with

graded slates.

All interior machinery survives (renovated during


Statement of Special Interest

Guardianship monument.

Mill pond dam, lade sluices etc all complete.

A group with Abbey House.



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New Abbey Corn Mill, mill house, looking west, during daytime, on a cloudy day.
New Abbey Corn Mill, mill pond, looking northwest, during daytime, on a cloudy day.

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