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Latitude: 57.665 / 57°39'53"N
Longitude: -2.5244 / 2°31'27"W
OS Eastings: 368813
OS Northings: 864018
OS Grid: NJ688640
Mapcode National: GBR N84G.D8D
Mapcode Global: WH8LW.6L5T
Entry Name: 13 Boyndie Street
Listing Date: 22 February 1972
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 357323
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21886
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Banff and District
Traditional County: Banffshire
Mid 18th century, former factory. 3 storey, 8-bay much altered building. Harled. Modern enlarged ground floor entrance and fenestration. Regular windows in lst floor (2 blocked); 4 small
square 2nd floor windows; 2 larger openings to left. Varied glazing, some metal framed with 4- and 8-pane glazing in original windows.
Modern rear wing on concrete stilts; plain return gable to Kingswell Lane with 2 modern windows. Single coped end stack; concrete tile roof.
Part of the former thread and linen manufactory established on an unparalleled scale by George Robinson and his brother William, who imported Dutch techniques. From the 1780s production concentrated on linen stockings knitted "on a highly improved frame, of which these gentlemen are the sole patentees" (OSA) and employed 560 persons. The elder George Robinson (1713-98) built in 1786 the world's first
steam-powered textile mill in Nottinghamshire. This is its direct
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