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Stanley Mills Hydro-Electric Power Station

A Category B Listed Building in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.4792 / 56°28'45"N

Longitude: -3.4378 / 3°26'16"W

OS Eastings: 311538

OS Northings: 732825

OS Grid: NO115328

Mapcode National: GBR V6.LP9Q

Mapcode Global: WH6PZ.5D6T

Plus Code: 9C8RFHH6+MV

Entry Name: Stanley Mills Hydro-Electric Power Station

Listing Name: Hydro-Electric Power Station, Stanley Mills

Listing Date: 30 June 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 338285

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6627

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200338285

Location: Auchtergaven

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Parish: Auchtergaven

Traditional County: Perthshire

Tagged with: Hydroelectric power station

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1921, Concrete lade, dam, weir, cirular Boving turbine house and detached diesel engine house.

Tall circular mass-concrete turbine house with stepped windows, cornice and ogee slate roof with timber ball finial.

Interior: stair, generator mountings and control panel survives.

Straight lade and dam with concrete sides and steel rails. Weir projects into Tay to protect tail-race.

Simple rectangular gabled engine house, containing a 2-cylinder horizontal Ruston and Hornby diesel engine.

Statement of Interest

Gilkes turbines had previously been installed in place of the waterwheels in 1879 to turn line shafts. The 1921 turbines and generators by Boving and Co were to generate electricity and so could be placed further from the mills. They were removed in 1973 but the stand-by diesel engine remains. Building contractors were Messrs Duncan of Murthly.

Earlier remins of the water system include the weir and lade, 3 tunnel driven 1729 (for corn mill), 1785 (by James Stobie and 1823 of 776 and 800 feet, re-floored with concrete 1921, and bridges and sluices beside East and Bell Mills.

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