Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - See Notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NO 11417 23731
311417, 723731


Former mill with mid 18th century W section and late 18th century S & E sections. 3-storey and loft, U-plan , currently hotel, with T M Miller & Partners, 1970-1 2-storey and attic extensions to W and E and single storey entrance block infill to courtyard to N. Rubble with smooth margins. Some rectangular openings to ground with timber boarded doors. Small piended dormers.

Predominantly 9-pane and 12-pane non-traditional tilt-and-turn timber windows. Grey slates. Piended roof to S section; other sections gabled.

INTERIOR: (seen 2009). Converted to hotel in 1970s, but retaining some original mill features. Rare, timber King-post roof with timber trusses, rafters and tie-beams to main function room. 2 timber undershot wheels remain visible from foyer.

Statement of Special Interest

A Group with 57 and 57 West Mill Street; West Mill Street, Lower City Mills, Tourist Information Centre and West Mill Street, The Old Granary.

This predominantly 18th century mill is an important and rare survival of an industrial building in Perth. It is particularly notable for the remarkable survival of the timber King post roof in the major function suite. The hotel retains its small, regular openings and it is a significant part of the cityscape in this area. The mills are depicted on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map as two flour mills, to West and East and with a connecting granary to the South.

This area was served by the city's lade which brought water from the River Almond. These mills were part of a complex which included an upper mill, a flour mill, a lower mill, an oatmeal mill and a granary and offices. The lower mill is now the Tourist Information Centre and the old Granary is now the Tourist Information Office (see separate listings). The other buildings have been demolished.

List description updated as part of Perth Burgh Resurvey, 2010.



map inset in The Counties of Perth & Clackmannan, James Stobie, 1783, National Library of Scotland. John Wood, Map of City of Perth, 1823. 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map, 1859-60. John Gifford, The Buildings of Scotland: Perth & Kinross, 2007 pf642. N Hayes, Perth & Kinross, 2000 p30. Information from SCRAN, at (accessed 03-11-09). Other information courtesy of hotel manager.

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