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Port William, Port William Mill

A Category B Listed Building in Mochrum, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7596 / 54°45'34"N

Longitude: -4.5825 / 4°34'56"W

OS Eastings: 233929

OS Northings: 543581

OS Grid: NX339435

Mapcode National: GBR HJ14.5QB

Mapcode Global: WH3VB.LM2K

Entry Name: Port William, Port William Mill

Listing Date: 20 July 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353985

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19590

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Mochrum

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Mochrum

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Description

Late 18th to early 19th century. Former grain mill. 2-storey, attic and basement, rectangular-plan main block. 2 lower 2-storey jambs to E and W elevations to S, forming T-plan. 2 further single storey wings to W elevation. Several further additions. Rubble; S gable of main

block limewashed. Squared granite rybats and quoins. Various window openings, some block with brick.

W (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: 2-storey jamb (former kiln?) adjoined to right. Single storey wing adjoined to left of centre. Piended single storey wing further advanced to left, with doorways to W and S. Basement doorway to right of centre. Openings at centre to both floors, and to left at 1st floor.

N ELEVATION: opening at basement and to both floors.

E ELEVATION: 2-storey jamb (drying kiln) adjoined to left; several openings; brick lean-to (store) addition to right return. 2 doorways to right. 2 openings to both floors.

S ELEVATION: partly-rendered rubble lean-to (store) adjoined to gable and jamb to left. Granite coped skews to main block. Rubble gablehead stack, with granite quoins and cope, to N. Modern stack to left to W pitch. Chimney vent to roof of E jamb. Corrugated sheet asbestos to most roofs. Purple and grey slates, with red sandstone ridges, to 2 single storey wings to W.

INTERIOR: overshot water-wheel in main block to N (1988).

Statement of Interest

Formerly listed as "Wyllie's Mill". On the OS Map of 1848, the mill is marked as "Port William Mill (Corn)" and a similar plan form is shown. Port William Mill was still in use as a mill in 1976, although driven by electricity; it was latterly used as a grain store.

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