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Belford Road Windmill

A Category B Listed Building in Edinburgh, Edinburgh

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Latitude: 55.9507 / 55°57'2"N

Longitude: -3.2298 / 3°13'47"W

OS Eastings: 323301

OS Northings: 673752

OS Grid: NT233737

Mapcode National: GBR 8FG.8B

Mapcode Global: WH6SL.CP7J

Entry Name: Belford Road Windmill

Listing Date: 15 June 1975

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 365597

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB28147

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Edinburgh

County: Edinburgh

Town: Edinburgh

Electoral Ward: Corstorphine/Murrayfield

Traditional County: Midlothian

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Probably early 18th century; later alterations to form residential dwelling. Remains of former windmill integrated into boundary wall to rear (N). Coursed and squared random rubble with large stilted arched opening to ground floor (in-filled with later timber and glazed doors) and further doorway to left (W). Single rectangular window to left (w) at 1st floor with dressed margins.

Statement of Interest

This former windmill is of an early date, and is a good survival of the early phases of the industrial development of the Water of Leith. The windmill is described as 'old' on Bell's 1759 map, and probably dates from the early 18th century. The windmill is characteristic of the rural nature of the Dean area, which continued into the early 19th century.

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