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Watermill, Mill Road, Tarland

A Category C Listed Building in Tarland, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.1287 / 57°7'43"N

Longitude: -2.862 / 2°51'43"W

OS Eastings: 347913

OS Northings: 804525

OS Grid: NJ479045

Mapcode National: GBR WN.4VFP

Mapcode Global: WH7N9.02FX

Plus Code: 9C9V44HQ+F5

Entry Name: Watermill, Mill Road, Tarland

Listing Name: Tarland,the Old Mill

Listing Date: 19 April 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349964

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16245

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tarland

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Parish: Tarland

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Later 19th century. 2-storey, 4-bay, L-plan former mill building with prominent kiln cowl to roof ridge. Yellow sandstone random rubble with squared lintels, rybats and quoins.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: advanced, broad gabled bay to left abutting 2-bay main range to rear. Glazed timber, sliding doors to ground, glazed former door opening to gablehead. Slightly taller, 2-bay drying kiln range abutting to right. Tall, octagonal, slated kiln flue to centre of roof ridge capped with large conical tin cowl.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: double bay with raised skews to left, slightly lower double bay to right with wallhead goods door breaking eaves to centre.

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end with small window to gablehead.

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end of main range to left obscured by abutting later addition. Double bay to right, right return to front entrance.

Predominanty fixed, single pane glazing. Grey slates, lead flashing, coped skews.

INTERIOR: main space converted to mechanic's workshop at ground level with pulleys, hoists and other mill machinery suspended from roof timbers. Former drying to kiln to rear retains heavily smoke stained lime washed walls.

Statement of Interest

Former village threshing mill and drying kiln with prominent cowl to the roof. Though the building is practically a shell the roofline forms an important feature of the Tarland historic street scape. The mill was originally water powered by the Whitely Burn to the rear and the outline of the mill lade and wheel pit can be discerned in the disused yard to the rear of the mill building.

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