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NEWBANK MILL HOUSE, FORMER SPINNING MILL, DYEING AND WEAVING SHEDS AND WEAVERS COTTAGES (Ref:16815)

This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the Urr Parish. It is a category B building and was listed on 04/11/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NX 805 694.

Description

Built circa 1804, woollen mill complex. Mill house to N with 2 main detached ranges of mill buildings around courtyard, further range of weavers cottages to S. MILL HOUSE: 2-storey, 3-bay rubble-built with raised margins. Modern, (circa 1980) rendered brick gabled porch to centre. All windows single light with good replaced timber sash and case windows, 12-pane glazing. Rear wing sympathetic modern 2-storey rendered brick addition. MILL BUILDINGS: To NE, L-plan 2-storey spinning mill with single storey dye house to S; fragments of machinery survive. All rubble walling with slate roofs (that to Dye House reslated circa 1980). Two wheelpits, that to NE angle abutting spinning mill, is original though the wheel has been removed. Wheelpit and wheel to E are mid 20th century additions to drive generator. Dye house single storey, rubble built with wallhead stacks. WEAVING SHEDS: opposite Spinning Mill, detached 2-storey rubble built slate roofed weaving shed, built into rising ground. Floor levels altered to accommodate later grain silo. WEAVERS COTTAGE: to S of complex, row of single storey rubble and slated weavers cottages.

Notes

A rare example of a surviving woollen mill complex in Kirkcudbrightshire.

References

Hume 1974 p154. RCAHMS Record Sheet in NMRS.

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