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Ironmacannie Mill

A Category A Listed Building in Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0545 / 55°3'16"N

Longitude: -4.088 / 4°5'16"W

OS Eastings: 266721

OS Northings: 575330

OS Grid: NX667753

Mapcode National: GBR 4Z.RM3V

Mapcode Global: WH4VC.56MY

Entry Name: Ironmacannie Mill

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334327

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3315

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Balmaclellan

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Parish: Balmaclellan

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

Later 18th century in origin, existing buildings mainly 19th
century. L-shaped grain mill with kiln at E, whinstone rubble
walling. Windows mainly to S elevation overlooking Shirmers
Burn. Single-light sharp arrised openings, some with
fixed-frame 6-pane glazed windows. Corrugated-iron roofs.
Iron overshot waterwheel at E gable in rubble wheel pit.
Decaying timber sluice mechanism, lade now diverted away from
wheel. Smaller cast-iron wheel to S side of kiln, formerly
providing power to kiln bellows.
Internally much of the mill machinery survives including
gearing for 3 sets of stones in original wooden casing and
sack hoists. The kiln too is almost complete and retains its
iron fire-proof door and some perforated tiles of drying
floor.

Statement of Interest

Remarkable for the survival of most of the internal gearing

and machinery.

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