PORT WILLIAM, PORT WILLIAM MILL (Ref:19590)
This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 20/07/1972.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NX 3393 4358.
Late 18th to early 19th century. Former grain mill. 2-storey, attic and basement, rectangular-plan main block. 2 lower 2-storey jambs to E and W elevations to S, forming T-plan. 2 further single storey wings to W elevation. Several further additions. Rubble; S gable of main block limewashed. Squared granite rybats and quoins. Various window openings, some block with brick.W (HIGH STREET) ELEVATION: 2-storey jamb (former kiln?) adjoined to right. Single storey wing adjoined to left of centre. Piended single storey wing further advanced to left, with doorways to W and S. Basement doorway to right of centre. Openings at centre to both floors, and to left at 1st floor.N ELEVATION: opening at basement and to both floors.E ELEVATION: 2-storey jamb (drying kiln) adjoined to left; several openings; brick lean-to (store) addition to right return. 2 doorways to right. 2 openings to both floors.S ELEVATION: partly-rendered rubble lean-to (store) adjoined to gable and jamb to left. Granite coped skews to main block. Rubble gablehead stack, with granite quoins and cope, to N. Modern stack to left to W pitch. Chimney vent to roof of E jamb. Corrugated sheet asbestos to most roofs. Purple and grey slates, with red sandstone ridges, to 2 single storey wings to W.INTERIOR: overshot water-wheel in main block to N (1988).
Formerly listed as "Wyllie's Mill". On the OS Map of 1848, the mill is marked as "Port William Mill (Corn)" and a similar plan form is shown. Port William Mill was still in use as a mill in 1976, although driven by electricity; it was latterly used as a grain store.
OS Map 1850, Wigtownshire, Sheet 29 (surveyed 1848). J Butt THE
INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND (1967) p 318. I Donnachie THE
INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF GALLOWAY (1971) pp 17, 202-203. J R Hume
THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND Vol I (1976) p 268. NMRS: SIAS survey sheet (1988).
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