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Watermill, Old Bridge Of Urr

A Category A Listed Building in Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.9888 / 54°59'19"N

Longitude: -3.9137 / 3°54'49"W

OS Eastings: 277651

OS Northings: 567700

OS Grid: NX776677

Mapcode National: GBR 1B3R.HF

Mapcode Global: WH4VM.VVJW

Plus Code: 9C6RX3QP+GG

Entry Name: Watermill, Old Bridge Of Urr

Listing Name: Old Bridge of Urr Mill

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342602

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10191

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkpatrick Durham

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Parish: Kirkpatrick Durham

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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2 ranges of mainly rubble buildings with mill building to S and kiln range to N with cottage (including modern post office) adjoining to NE.

MILL RANGE: enclosed water wheel flanked by single-storey threshing barn to W and grain mill and stores/ancillary buildings to E. Water wheel in small rubble-walled wheelhouse with graded slate lean-to roof. High breast-shot wheel with wooden paddles, arms and sole plates, cast iron sideplates, hub and axle. Grain mill with most machinery surviving.

Adjoining grain mill to E single-storey rubble barn/storage area. All with slated roofs.

TO N: Kiln range with 2-storey painted rubble kiln with cast-iron columns supporting perforated sheet metal kiln floor, slate roofs with ventilator. To W of kiln, single storey and loft range with rubble-built N wall to rear (built up from rising ground) and open cart shed to ground, granary in loft with front walls of vertical timber board, corrugated-iron roof.

To W tall single-storey garage/storage building; brick party wall, otherwise vertical timber boarding with corrugated-iron roof.

MILL COTTAGE: single storey and attic painted rubble, sash and case windows with plate glass glazing pattern. Gablet dormers to N. Slate roofs, raised skews, ceramic ridge end coped stacks. Lean-to single storey extension to S.

Statement of Interest

The importance of this group of buildings lies in the surviving mill machinery. This survival of a timber-framed water wheel is thought to be unique in Scotland. The position of the kiln in a detached range of buildings is also rare.

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