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Windmill, Stoneykirk

A Category B Listed Building in Stoneykirk, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8282 / 54°49'41"N

Longitude: -4.968 / 4°58'4"W

OS Eastings: 209454

OS Northings: 552191

OS Grid: NX094521

Mapcode National: GBR GH3Y.H4T

Mapcode Global: WH2SM.NWHZ

Plus Code: 9C6QR2HJ+7R

Entry Name: Windmill, Stoneykirk

Listing Name: Windmill Plantation, Old Windmill

Listing Date: 20 July 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350526

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16731

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stoneykirk

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Parish: Stoneykirk

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Description

Late 18th century. Remains of tapering tower to circular-plan windmill. Rubble. 12ft height, internal diameter of 8ft, on walls 2ft thick. Single entrance 5ft by 3ft to SW. Wooden upper part, with sails, now gone.

INTERIOR: no remaining machinery.

Statement of Interest

Donnachie suggests that the remains are the base of a turret post mill, although also suggests the possibility of an 'amateur' windmill built by a local farmer. Douglas et al suggests it more likely that it was a wind-driven scotch mill for flax (Douglas et al, p35).

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