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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 04/11/1971


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Balmaclellan

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 66721 75330
  • Coordinates: 266721, 575330


Later 18th century in origin, existing buildings mainly 19th

century. L-shaped grain mill with kiln at E, whinstone rubble

walling. Windows mainly to S elevation overlooking Shirmers

Burn. Single-light sharp arrised openings, some with

fixed-frame 6-pane glazed windows. Corrugated-iron roofs.

Iron overshot waterwheel at E gable in rubble wheel pit.

Decaying timber sluice mechanism, lade now diverted away from

wheel. Smaller cast-iron wheel to S side of kiln, formerly

providing power to kiln bellows.

Internally much of the mill machinery survives including

gearing for 3 sets of stones in original wooden casing and

sack hoists. The kiln too is almost complete and retains its

iron fire-proof door and some perforated tiles of drying


Statement of Special Interest

Remarkable for the survival of most of the internal gearing

and machinery.



Donnachie 1971. p207-8.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. 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 Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. 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 current legislation.

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