Accessibility

Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

Thornton Mill

Watermill (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Thornton Mill

Classification Watermill (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Thornton Burn

Canmore ID 208836

Site Number NT77SW 87

NGR NT 74159 74099

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/208836

Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
Canmore Disclaimer. © Copyright and database right 2022.

Toggle Aerial | View on large map

Digital Images

Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Innerwick (East Lothian)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Archaeology Notes

NT77SW 87 74159 74098

Location formerly cited as NT 7414 7409.

Thornton Mill [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1991.

(Location cited as NT 742 741). Thornton Mill, Innerwick: late 18th to early 19th century. A neat 1-storey and attic rubble building, with a projecting kiln with a circular ventilator. Now converted to a knitwear factory, though the 6-spoke wood and iron overshot wheel, about 2ft wide by 16ft diameter (0.61 by 4.88m), survies.

J R Hume 1976.

This building, which stands on the Thornton Burn 550 yards E of Crowhill, was orginally an corn mill, then a steam laundry, and is now a knitwear factory. The structure has been too much altered for strucrtural analysis, but the place is intersting as it retains an overshot water-wheel, which still turns freely to hand pressure. The wheel is of iron, with wooden paddles, and measures 14 feet in diameter; the water was supplied to it by an iron trough 2 feet wide by 1 foot 4 inches deep. The lade, now largely choked, comes from a cauld (now modernised) some 200 yards up the burn; it runs along the steep, rocky side of the burn and is partly excavated and partly built up on its outer side. Visited 16 March 1966.

A Graham, 1966.

References

MyCanmore Image Contributions


Contribute an Image

MyCanmore Text Contributions