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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 4106 6611
241060, 566110


1823 (dated). 4-storey former corn mill. Converted to residential

use, 1992. Rubble; squared granite quoins and rybats; chequered quoins to SE angle. Smaller square windows at 3rd floor.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: approximately 4-bay (1-2-1). Modern door out-of-line to right bay to left of centre. Regularly disposed fenestration; except windows out-of-line to left at ground floor of bays to left of centre and to right, and windows out-of-line to either side at 1st floor of bay to left of cente.

S ELEVATION: window to each floor of right of centre.

W ELEVATION: (pre-conversion, 1991) 4-bay (1-2-1). Regularly disposed fenestration at 2nd and 3rd floors. 3 irregularly diposed windows at 1st floor. 5 irregularly disposed windows at ground floor. Area of rubble-faced and stugged granite in bay to left of centre, in original situation of wheel. Stone incribed "I B 1823" at ground floor in bay to right of cente.

N ELEVATION: windows to right of centre at ground, 1st and 2nd floors. Variety of small-pane glazing; some 12-pane glazing in sash and case windows, 6-pane glazing to upper floor, some tilt-and-turn. Graded grey slates to piended roof. Piend-roofed single storey former workshop range to SE; converted to residential use, 1992.

Statement of Special Interest

Minnigaff Mill ceased use as a meal mill circa 1900; it is marked as "disused" on the OS Map of 1907. The mill was used for storage until its conversion to 6 flats in 1992. According to Donnachie, the mill had a large cast-iron breastshot wheel; the lade is still traceable. Donnachie describes Minnigaff Mill as "a substantial mill of its period still in good structural order".



NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT Vol IV (1845) Kirkcudbright, p 139. OS Map 1907, Kirkcudbright, Sheet XXXII SW. I Donnachie THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF GALLOWAY (1971) pp 204-205. J R Hume THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND Vol I (1976) p 154.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

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