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Dundee, West Henderson's Wynd, Verdant Mill

Linen Mill (19th Century), Museum (20th Century)

Site Name Dundee, West Henderson's Wynd, Verdant Mill

Classification Linen Mill (19th Century), Museum (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Verdant Waste Reclamation Works; Dundee, 27 West Henderson Wynd And Return Elevation To Miln Street; Verdant Works

Canmore ID 31988

Site Number NO33SE 80

NGR NO 39529 30369

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Dundee, City Of
  • Parish Dundee (Dundee, City Of)
  • Former Region Tayside
  • Former District City Of Dundee
  • Former County Angus


Publication Account (2013)


West Henderson’s Wynd

This flax and jute spinning mill of 1833, with timber floors on columns with brackets for horizontal drive shaft, has a gothic mansard cast-iron roof

of 1852. Closed as a flax and jute spinning mill in the 1880s, the site was then used to process textile waste, flock, rabbit skins and scrap metal.

Dundee Heritage Trust acquired the site in 1991.

Textile machines from the Dundee College of Technology are operated for visitors. The lodge and office furnishings are exactly as left by the previous occupiers. The Scouringburn culvert runs diagonally under the site, supplemented by an artesian well. Engine house, boiler house (three arches) and corner stone - and brick-built chimney. Ring of gas holders below SW corner. Milne Street Mill is Verdant Works car park (NO39569 30400); its weaving factory now fronts an indoor skateboard park, and north of that c.1860 raw jute warehouses, Douglas Street. Oriel window

lights the office of John Sharp (see Watson, 2013, DW16: NO33SE61).

M Watson, 2013


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