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Glasgow, 206, 208, 210, 212 Old Dumbarton Road, Bishop Mills

Watermill (19th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 206, 208, 210, 212 Old Dumbarton Road, Bishop Mills

Classification Watermill (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Partick; Bishop's Mill; River Kelvin

Canmore ID 150922

Site Number NS56NE 1074

NGR NS 56221 66304

NGR Description Centred NS 56221 66304

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

Archaeology Notes

NS56NE 1074.00 centred 56221 66304

NS56NE 1074.01 NS 56260 66292 to NS 56310 66337 weir

Bishop Mills (Corn) [NAT]

OS 1:1250 map, 1975.

Bishop Mills, 206 Old Dumbarton Road, rebuilt 1839 and c. 1853 for William Wilson, miller and grain merchant. A four-storey, 2- by 10-bay coursed rubble building with wheatsheaves at the apices of the gables. There is a brick wheel house, now empty, on the S end. A four-storey four-bay brick building was added later, and is linked to the older building by covered gangways.

Originally powered by a waterwheel, a turbine was used until the early 1950's, with steam, gas and petrol auxiliary power at various times. The mill is now electrified.

J R Hume 1974.

Converted to residential use 1986-87

Information (AC), 3 June 2004.


Publication Account (2009)

The Bishop Mills were rebuilt from the 1830s (Hume 1974, L47; Williamson et al 1990, 374).

Information from ‘The Scottish Burgh Survey, Historic Govan: Archaeology and Development’ (2009).


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