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Limekilns Road, Remains of Windmill to East of Hill House

A Category B Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0573 / 56°3'26"N

Longitude: -3.4599 / 3°27'35"W

OS Eastings: 309185

OS Northings: 685902

OS Grid: NT091859

Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.Q8PV

Mapcode Global: WH5QY.T0MQ

Entry Name: Limekilns Road, Remains of Windmill to East of Hill House

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 362526

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26051

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline Central

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

17th century. Circular sandstone rubble stump of tower windmill with barrel vaulted chamber below. Tower 4m high and 4.7m in diameter with cap track for moving parts visible above. Entrance with chamfered jambs to roughly coursed sandstone outer wall to N of chamber; flanking swept rubble wings. Grass-covered earthen mound covers remaining part of chamber and around windmill base.

Statement of Interest

The chamber below the windmill was subsequently in use as a dovecot (1856 OS Map) and an Ice House (1896 OS Map). Built in the grounds of Hill House, an earlier 17th century laird's house (see separate list description).

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