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Weir, Deanston Mills, Deanston

A Category A Listed Building in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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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

Plus Code: 9C8Q5WX5+H6

Entry Name: Weir, Deanston Mills, Deanston

Listing Name: Deanston Mills, Weir

Listing Date: 31 January 1992

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394984

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47650

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilmadock

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Parish: Kilmadock

Traditional County: Perthshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

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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