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Bridge Of Weir, River Gryfe, Laigh Mill Upper Lade

Dam (Period Unassigned), Lade (Period Unassigned), Sluice Gate(S) (Period Unassigned), Tunnel (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Bridge Of Weir, River Gryfe, Laigh Mill Upper Lade

Classification Dam (Period Unassigned), Lade (Period Unassigned), Sluice Gate(S) (Period Unassigned), Tunnel (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Bridge Of Weir Dam No 3

Canmore ID 307572

Site Number NS36NE 151

NGR NS 38800 65760

NGR Description NS 38780 63780 to NS 38825 65730

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Renfrewshire
  • Parish Houston
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Renfrew
  • Former County Renfrewshire

Activities

Field Visit (2009)

Mills, lades, dams and tunnels

Stuart Nisbet

Entry to the Upper Lade (Mills of Gryfe Lade, restored in the 1980s) recorded at NS 3878 6578 from the Bridge of Weir Dam No 3. The remains of timber sluice gates and overflow were also recorded. The Upper Lade served at least four mill sites, each with its own overshot wheel. Names for these included the original Mill of Gryfe (NS 3883 6575) and Shanks Mill, Gryfe Grove Mill, Gavin’s Mill, Gryfe Corn Mill, Saw Mill, West Mill and East Mill. Each tailrace then fed the Lower Lade via still surviving brick tunnels (see Bridge of

Weir – Laigh Gryfe Mill entry).

Archive: Detailed plans in Bridge of Weir History Society archive

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