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Bridge Of Weir, River Gryfe

Cotton Mill (18th Century), Linen Mill (18th Century), Tail Race (Post Medieval), Wheel Pit (Post Medieval)

Site Name Bridge Of Weir, River Gryfe

Classification Cotton Mill (18th Century), Linen Mill (18th Century), Tail Race (Post Medieval), Wheel Pit (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Bridge Of Weir Old Mill

Canmore ID 307574

Site Number NS36NE 153

NGR NS 3874 6582

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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


Field Visit (2009)

Mill, lades, dams and tunnels

Stuart Nisbet

The surviving S footing of the Bridge of Weir Dam No 2 (‘Red Dam’) was recorded at NS 3873 6585 (see entry for Bridge of Weir Dams Nos 1, 3 and 4, under Houston parish).

Mill ruins were recorded at NS 3874 6582, and at the SE end of the site are the lower two-storey outer walls and

windows of the former six-storey cotton mill (1791), the site of an earlier Lint Mill (1760s).

A wheel pit and tailrace (NS 3875 6580) by-pass the W end of the Bridge of Weir Dam No 3, in a deep rock cleft (‘The Gully’), then feed the Bridge of Weir Dam No 4.

Archive: Detailed plan in Bridge of Weir History Society archive


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