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BALMOSSIE, BALMOSSIE MILLLB25737

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 29/10/1991

Location

  • Local Authority: Dundee
  • Planning Authority: Dundee
  • Burgh: Dundee

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NO 47671 32573
  • Coordinates: 347671, 732573

Description

Rebuilt later 18th century, extended to W larter 19th century incorporating fragments of ruined chapel of St Andrew. Single and 2-storey, irregular-plan mill on falling ground. Random pink and cream sandstone and whinstone rubble, coursed whinstone at W extension, grey slate roof. Some moulded architraves.

W ELEVATION: 2-bay block at left; door at right with moulded architraves, 2 frameless windows at 1st floor, 2 gables at right return with bricked-up window and various openings, evidence of roof formerly extending over lade and waterwheel from block at right. 3-bay block at right; 3 windows at ground and 1st floor, originally 24-pane but some missing and boarded.

S ELEVATION: dor at left, small opening at right, partially blocked window at 1st floor centre with moulded archtrave; piended roof.

E ELEVATION: roofless advanced bay at left with moulded niche at ground floor, frameless window at 1st, red brick quoins at angle right; this bay masks door with moulded architrave and window at main elevation.

Bay at rightwith blocked segmental window at left with smaller window above. Bay at far right with partially blocked window.

ELEVATION: paired gables, door at left with large rough hewn dressings, blank gable at right.

INTERIOR: circular stone-lined kiln; dilapidated remains of waterwheel and machinery; ashlar and roll moulding in wheel chamber.

Statement of Special Interest

B group with Balmossie, Road Bridge over Dichty Water; Panmure Bleachfield Cottages and Stable Block; Panmure Bleachfield, House/Tenement; Panmure Bleachfield, Road Bridge over Dichty Water. There has been a mill at Balmossie from at least 1692 when James Pittlock and Alexander Watts of the Mill were involved in a poaching incident (Dalhousie papers). Gauldie mentions that in 1723 repairs to the tune of $674 were needed, suggesting that the mill had been in existence for some considerable time. Warden however, echoing the NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT states in 1884 that the mill was built 'a little more than a centrury ago' with stones from the ruined chapel of St Andrew 'Eglismonichty', situated on the opposite bank of the Dichty, a chapel perhaps originating as early as the eighth century. It is therefore assumed that rebuilding or major renovation work took place during the mid 18th century; the OS mpas of 1857-58 ahd 1901 show that major additions were made between these dates. The moulded architraves are presumed to derive from the chapel. The mill has been disused since circa 1920 and is now ruinous but retains a considerable amount of machinery. The kiln is unusual in that it has a circular floor and is stone rather than brick, and that its form is not expressed externally. The waterwheel construction type is also very unusual. The mill has been recorded by the RCAHMS and details of machinery etc are contained therein.

References

Bibliography

Enid Gauldie, THE SCOTTISH COUNTRY MILLER (1981), pp 110, 204; Alexander J Warden, ANGUS OR FORFARSHIRE (1884), vIV, p 369; J Malcolm PARISH OF MONIFIETH(1910), pp 16, 27-28; Dalhousie Papers, SRO DG45/18/45; NSA (1842), vXI.

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