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View from SE along lade, with Mills No. 3 and 2 on the left, and Mill No.1 in the background. Copy of 35 mm colour transparency.

SC 866952

Description View from SE along lade, with Mills No. 3 and 2 on the left, and Mill No.1 in the background. Copy of 35 mm colour transparency.

Date 1976

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 866952

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Lade at no.3 Mill, New Lanark, Lanarkshire The power for the mills at New Lanark came from the smallest of the Falls of Clyde, Dundaff Linn, a weir being constructed above the Linn, and a tunnel driven to the site of the mills. This view shows the lade (water-channel) which was built to take water from the tunnel from Dundaff Linn to power the four original mills. No. 1 mill is at the far end, no. 2 is the brick one and no. 3 is on the left, Latterly the water in the lade powered a turbo-generator at the end of no. 3 mill, closed in 1968. The four original New Lanark mills, and associated workshops, were driven by waterwheels. From the 1880s water turbines were used, at first for direct drive to the mill machinery, but later driving generators to make electricity. In the 1990s the generation of hydro-electricity was resumed. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

> Item Level (SC 866952) View from SE along lade, with Mills No. 3 and 2 on the left, and Mill No.1 in the background. Copy of 35 mm colour transparency.

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