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Dryburgh, Old Corn Mill

Grain Mill

Site Name Dryburgh, Old Corn Mill

Classification Grain Mill

Canmore ID 55638

Site Number NT53SE 3

NGR NT 59386 31586

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Scottish Borders, The
  • Parish Mertoun
  • Former Region Borders
  • Former District Ettrick And Lauderdale
  • Former County Berwickshire

Archaeology Notes

NT53SE 3 59386 31586

(NT 5939 3158) Corn Mill (NR)

OS 6" map (1909)

This old mill was formerly used by the monks of nearby Dryburgh Abbey (NT53SE 2) for grinding their corn.

Name Book 1857

The reconstructed remains of an ancient mill. In the gable facing the river is a fine cupped quatrefoil window similar to that in the S wall of the N transept of the Abbey.

RCAHMS 1915, visited 1908

A modern rectangular building. There are two quatrefoil windows, one in the S wall and the other in the E Wall, both overlooking the river and both foreign to the general architectural appearance.

Visited by OS (JD), 26 May 1955.

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Field Visit (5 October 1908)

266. Old Corn-mill, Dryburgh.

In close proximity to the Tweed, about 130 yards east of Dryburgh Abbey House, are the reconstructed remains of an ancient mill. In the gable facing the river is a fine cusped quatrefoil window similar to that in the south wall of the north transept of the abbey.

RCAHMS 1915, visited 5th October 1908.

OS Map: Ber., xxx. SW. and SE.

Sbc Note

Visibility: This is an upstanding building.

Information from Scottish Borders Council.

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