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Aberdeen, Windmill Brae

Windmill (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Aberdeen, Windmill Brae

Classification Windmill (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Windmill Hill

Canmore ID 20209

Site Number NJ90NW 83

NGR NJ 938 060

NGR Description NJ c. 938 060

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ90NW 83 c. 938 060

The site of an early or mid 17th-century tower mill, near Windmill Brae, on what was then known as Windmill Hill. It appears on a plan of the city by James Gordon dated 1661. The mill had four sails and probably stood on an artificial mound.

J Bulloch 1884; J Milne 1911; I L Donnachie and N K Stewart 1966.

(Location cited as NJ c. 1678. This windmill was erected c. 1678; the remains were extant until the mid 19th century but are no longer to be seen.

NMRS, MS/712/83.

J Milne 1911.

This windmill has been removed and its site lies in a redeveloped part of the city.

Visited by RCAHMS (JRS, ATW), 27 February 1997.

Architecture Notes


Aberdeen Public Library, Reference Department - Windmill Brae and Green - slides.


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