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Grennan Mill

Watermill (18th Century)(Possible)

Site Name Grennan Mill

Classification Watermill (18th Century)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Garple Burn

Canmore ID 64308

Site Number NX68SW 29

NGR NX 64335 80326

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Dalry (Stewartry)
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX68SW 29.00 64335 80326

NX68SW 29.01 NX 64345 80471 Weir (Garple Burn: extends into Balmaclellan parish)

NX68SW 29.02 NX 64342 80465 to NX c. 64335 80326 Lade

NX68SW 29.03 NX 64333 80341 Sluice

(Location cited as NX 643 803). Grennan Mill, founded 1506, rebuilt in the late 18th century and again in 1834. A small 2-storey rubble building, with three pairs of stones, driven by a 3ft 4 1/2 in wide by 14ft diameter (1.02 by 4.27m) 10-spoke all-iron high-breast wheel. There are drives from the main vertical shaft to a sack hoist and to a pulley which is probably for an oat bruiser. Preserved by owner.

J R Hume 1976.

Site Management (4 September 2008)

Datestone records foundation of mill as 1506; the present building mostly rebuilt late 18th century and again in 1834, when much of the machinery and wheel was installed. 2-storey painted-rubble slate-roofed building with adjacent kiln (used now as store) 14' diameter cast-iron 10-spoke high breast wheel. The mill was last worked circa 1950, and most of the internal gearing is intact and operable. 3 pairs of millstones at mezzanine level. (Historic Scotland)


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