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Old Windmill, Mill Hill

A Category A Listed Building in Ballantrae, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1065 / 55°6'23"N

Longitude: -4.9953 / 4°59'42"W

OS Eastings: 209027

OS Northings: 583221

OS Grid: NX090832

Mapcode National: GBR GH16.NNG

Mapcode Global: WH2R8.7XK4

Entry Name: Old Windmill, Mill Hill

Listing Date: 31 August 1994

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 338292

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6634

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ballantrae

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Girvan and South Carrick

Parish: Ballantrae

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Probably late 17th century. Cylindrical speckled masonry tower, with remains of rubble vault extending to west. Segment headed doorways on north and south sides, small openings above south door. Pair of relieving arches above vault.

Statement of Interest

One of 12 surviving vaulted tower Windmills, a type rarely found outside Scotland. These comprise by far the oldest group of industrial buildings in the country. This mill is the least altered of the group, except for the untypically short mill at Hill House, Dunfermline,

hence the A listing. The Mill was a ruin at the time of the first Ordnance Survey in 1855.

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