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Hollows Mill

A Category B Listed Building in Canonbie, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.095 / 55°5'42"N

Longitude: -2.9646 / 2°57'52"W

OS Eastings: 338538

OS Northings: 578267

OS Grid: NY385782

Mapcode National: GBR 79QJ.ZD

Mapcode Global: WH7Z3.F6JF

Plus Code: 9C7V32WP+25

Entry Name: Hollows Mill

Listing Name: Hollows Mill

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334584

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3525

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Canonbie

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Parish: Canonbie

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Corn mill established about 1820/1830, original building
heightened by 2 storeys with wings added/heightened following
1867 fire; water wheel below main block and associated
machinery survives, still operational (1988).
Main block rectangular-plan, 3 storeys with loft and sunk
basement, built against slope above River Esk. 2 adjoining
parallel low ranges abut S flank at upper level of slope; low
gabled ranges adjoin either main gable; modern lean-to at
NE. Rubble-built with ashlar dressings (original work with grey
ashlar, later work red). Slated roofs.
Main block has principal door off-centre on W gable, single
central opening at each level above pulley wheel at 1st floor;
4-bay long N elevation. Most openings with small-paned glazing.
Ranges to S probably contained kiln formerly, and heightened,
large rectangular slapping and some brick rebuilding in
twin-gabled S elevation, main roof swept at W over similar
slapping and modern sliding door.
Interior is remarkably complete, machinery constructed mostly
of timber and iron; waterwheel below basement level; fireproof
iron doors.
Caul 200 yards upstream, lade runs underground through
rock-hewn tunnel for most of its length.

Statement of Interest

Category A for completeness of machinery.

B group with Hollows mill farm steading (Item 19).

NSA report (1836) describes mill as "lately erected".

SRO GD 224/522/3/10 includes minutes of the Canonbie Mill

Committee (may refer to previous mill, to S of parish


Upgraded B to A 12.7.88.

Downgraded A to B 28.2.89

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