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Latitude: 56.1989 / 56°11'56"N
Longitude: -4.0919 / 4°5'30"W
OS Eastings: 270309
OS Northings: 702667
OS Grid: NN703026
Mapcode National: GBR 15.FJQ6
Mapcode Global: WH4NR.3GR6
Entry Name: Deanston Mills, Weir
Listing Date: 31 January 1992
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394984
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47650
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith
Traditional County: Perthshire
Built circa 1827 by James Smith of Deanston for James Finlay and Co, merchants and cotton spinners, proprietors of Deanston Mills.
Massive gravity dam on River Teith, faced in sandstone ashlar, of self-clearing type set diagonally across river, with log trap on N side and fish ladder on S. Tail of weir fish-tailed. On S masonry wall and sluices, with cast iron frames and hakes for trapping leaves etc, serving lade to mills.
The largest weir of its type in Scotland, supplying a massive water-power installation of which only part was completed. James Smith was renowned throughout Britain as a water engineer.
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