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Preston Mill, East Linton

A Category A Listed Building in Dunbar and East Linton, East Lothian

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Latitude: 55.9922 / 55°59'31"N

Longitude: -2.6511 / 2°39'4"W

OS Eastings: 359480

OS Northings: 677882

OS Grid: NT594778

Mapcode National: GBR 2X.VJBD

Mapcode Global: WH8VY.7NT5

Plus Code: 9C7VX8RX+VH

Entry Name: Preston Mill, East Linton

Listing Name: Preston Mill

Listing Date: 5 February 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347904

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14531

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Prestonkirk

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Dunbar and East Linton

Parish: Prestonkirk

Traditional County: East Lothian

Tagged with: Watermill

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18th century watermill and kiln, possibly incorporating
earlier structure, with later additions.
Single storey outbuilding enclosing yard. Random
whinstone rubble, rough dressings, some renewed in
Single storey mill building, walls raised to accommodate
milling floor and loft.
W ELEVATION: entrance to left, timber surround to door.
Small window to outer right. Door to loft above in tiled
and slated swept dormer. Additional modern slated dormer
to right.
Undershot wheel to S gable, right of centre with small
opening above. Sandstone facing behind wheel.
Access to kiln via wooden bridge from loft doorway in
N gable.
INTERIOR: functional elevators and hoppers, shelling
stone and grinding stone. Machinery dating from 1930s.
Red pantiles to roof.
Circular brick-lined kiln adjoining to NW. Access to
kiln floor at ground via stone porch to N Stone
forestair to drying floor, doorway breaking eaves in
swept dormer. Drying platform of perforated iron tiles.
Similar doorway to left adjoining wooden bridge to mill.
Lean to additions at rear. Red pantiles to conical roof,
renewed cowl.
2-storey mill cottage and stable to E now accommodating
exhibition and shop.

Statement of Interest

Built to serve the Smeaton-Hepburn estate. Maintained by

The National Trust for Scotland since 1950 with the aid

of Messrs Rank Hovis McDougall Ltd. Notable for its

survival in working order.

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