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Birtwhistle Mills, Gatehouse Of Fleet

A Category B Listed Building in Gatehouse Of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8824 / 54°52'56"N

Longitude: -4.1854 / 4°11'7"W

OS Eastings: 259900

OS Northings: 556367

OS Grid: NX599563

Mapcode National: GBR JH1T.1JN

Mapcode Global: WH4W2.PJ5Y

Plus Code: 9C6QVRJ7+WR

Entry Name: Birtwhistle Mills, Gatehouse Of Fleet

Listing Name: The Bobbin Mill

Listing Date: 28 August 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373459

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32037

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Gatehouse Of Fleet

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Town: Gatehouse Of Fleet

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Built 1785. Formerly the largest cotton mill in gatehouse, converted in 1850's tp bobbin manufacture, continuing in production until 1930's. Now (1991) in course of major restoration work. 3-storeys, 120 x 30ft rectangular-plan mill building, formerly with wheel to S gable (wheel removed). Rubble built with dressed margins, some brick infil. Regular 12-bay elevations to E and W, all single light windows with squared granitte lintels. Joist sockets indicate floor levels. Originally simple pitch roof.

Statement of Interest

A large aind important relic of Gatehouse's indistrial past.

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