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- Category: A
- Group Category Details: A
- See Notes
- Date Added: 20/05/1965
- Local Authority: Perth And Kinross
- Planning Authority: Perth And Kinross
- Burgh: Perth
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NO 11485 23722
- Coordinates: 311485, 723722
John Stewart, Wright, between 1803 & 1808 in present form, probably incorporating earlier fabric. 3-storey, 4-x 5-bay, mainly rectangular former mill block, oversailing its tailrace and with pyramidal-roofed former kiln with roof vent at SE corner. Rubble with smooth raised margins. Canted SW corner. Regular rectangular openings. South elevation with off-centre, later, 2-leaf timber entrance doors.
INTERIOR: (seen, 2009). Much of the internal mill workings are intact, including the low-breast paddle wheel to the W, although none are currently in use (2009). These include the elevator, sack hoist, an electric grain dryer and shelling stones. The S section of the mill has been converted to offices.
Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows, some with lower external timber shutters. Grey slates. 3 piended roofs to main section.
Statement of Special Interest
A Group with 57 and 57 West Mill Street; West Mill Street, The Old Granary and West Mill Street, Ramada Perth Hotel (former city mills).
This is an important early survival of a former mill from Perth's industrial past which retains much of its internal workings. The footprint of the building remains little altered from the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map of 1860 and the building is an important part of the streetscape.
This mill acquired its present form after a fire in 1803 but it is likely to contain some earlier fabric, as a mill is depicted on the earlier, 1783 map. It is marked on the 1st Edition Map as a corn mill and a barley mill. It was latterly in use as an oatmeal mill and stopped production in 1953. The building now houses the Tourist Information Centre.
This area was served by the town's lade which brought water from the River Almond. This mill was part of a complex which included an upper mill, a flour mill, a lower mill, an oatmeal mill and a granary and offices. The upper mill is now the Ramada Perth Hotel and the old granary is now flats (see separate listings). The other buildings have been demolished.
List description updated as part of Perth Burgh Resurvey, 2010.
Inset Map in The Counties of Perth & Clackmannan, James Stobie, 1783 National Library of Scotland. 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map, 1859-60. John Gifford, The Buildings of Scotland: Perth & Kinross, 2007 pf642. Information from Canmore database at www.rcahms.gov.uk
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