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Abbey Mill

A Category B Listed Building in Haddington, East Lothian

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9624 / 55°57'44"N

Longitude: -2.7473 / 2°44'50"W

OS Eastings: 353446

OS Northings: 674623

OS Grid: NT534746

Mapcode National: GBR 2T.X6QX

Mapcode Global: WH7TY.RDZJ

Entry Name: Abbey Mill

Listing Date: 12 August 1996

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 390046

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43524

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Haddington

County: East Lothian

Electoral Ward: Haddington and Lammermuir

Parish: Haddington

Traditional County: East Lothian

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Description

Possibly early 18th century on earlier foundation, kiln and granary added later. Disused water mill by River Tyne. L-plan, essentially 2-storey with loft, random rubble. Associated weir, lade etc vestigial.

W SECTION: earlier section. Single storey with loft. Variegated rubble, rough sandstone dressings. Outshot stairtower to N elevation with small window and catslide roof. Door to ground and loft on N elevation, 1 window to W, 1 door and 2 windows to S elevation. Roof piended with red pantiles, 2 skylights.

E SECTION: originally kiln and granary. 2-storey, essentially 3-bay to W elevation, 2 southerly bays advanced in slope of roof pitch. Sandstone rubble. 2 doors and 1 window to ground, door and 2 windows to 1st. Single openings to S and E elevations, lean-to shed (pantiled roof) to N with door. Roof piended, with ungraded grey slates, retains kiln vent.

Fenestration generally fixed with small panes. Doors plain and boarded.

Statement of Interest

Apparently the Mill finished operating in the 1920s. All machinery, wheel etc, is said to have been stripped out. Some stones in the structure, of deep red sandstone, are claimed to originate from the old "Abbey", and the surrounding ground in general may be an area of considerable archaeological interest. Listed Group A with Abbey Old School and Abbey Mill Farm.

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