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Mill of Bonnyton

A Category B Listed Building in West Garioch, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3534 / 57°21'12"N

Longitude: -2.5284 / 2°31'42"W

OS Eastings: 368305

OS Northings: 829331

OS Grid: NJ683293

Mapcode National: GBR N938.Y6C

Mapcode Global: WH8NF.4F8P

Entry Name: Mill of Bonnyton

Listing Date: 11 September 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349708

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16002

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rayne

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: West Garioch

Parish: Rayne

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Early 19th century 2-storey and attic, L-plan Meal Mill built
into the bank. Squared, pinned, granite rubble.
Single frame 6-spoke mid-breast iron wheel dated "1835
Grandholm Foundry" in west gable. Gabled loft entrance
opening to bank at north. Small lean-to on south beside 2
doors and windows. Straight skews, slate roof, chimney over
kiln (temporarily removed 1984). Still retains 2 pairs of
meal stones, oat bruiser, pearl barley machine and drying
kiln.

Statement of Interest

2 fires in late 19th century and the 1920s damaged modern

machinery which has been repaired or rebuilt. Mill lade and

dam still exist to north. Ceased working in 1940s. Wheel 1ft

11 inches wide by 10ft 6 inches diameter. The projecting arm

ruinous.

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