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Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 31/01/1992


  • Local Authority: Stirling
  • Planning Authority: Stirling
  • Parish: Kilmadock

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NN 70309 2667
  • Coordinates: 270309, 702667


Built circa 1827 by James Smith of Deanston for James Finlay and Co, merchants and cotton spinners, proprietors of Deanston Mills.

Massive gravity dam on River Teith, faced in sandstone ashlar, of self-clearing type set diagonally across river, with log trap on N side and fish ladder on S. Tail of weir fish-tailed. On S masonry wall and sluices, with cast iron frames and hakes for trapping leaves etc, serving lade to mills.

Statement of Special Interest

The largest weir of its type in Scotland, supplying a massive water-power installation of which only part was completed. James Smith was renowned throughout Britain as a water engineer.



Hume, Industrial Archaeology of Scotland vol 2, pp 268-9.

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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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