27 WEST HENDERSON'S WYND AND RETURN ELEVATION TO MILNE STREET, VERDANT WORKS (Ref:25140)
This building is in the Dundee, City Of Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 18/05/1987.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NO 3952 3038.
1833 flax mill with mid 19th century ancillary buildings. a. 1833 2-storey and attic 18-by 3-bay rubble-built mill. Elevation to Miln Street 18-bay, with corner bay occupied by a square section chimney built into the body of the mill, stone to cornice, brick beyond with an iron tie-band and top 20' removed. N elevation: window and blocked door to boiler house. 2 tall roundheaded engine house windows with 2 small 1st floor windows above left again. 13 bays to E are 2-storeys of 8-pane sash and case windows, with 2 windows replaced for new entrance. Cornice, and parapet. Slate mansard roof with continuous skylight and dormer over lift. Stone party wall between boiler house section and the main mill. Elevation to West Henderson's Wynd: Gable with chimney at left, blind ground floor, 3-bay 1st floor, cornice and 3 multi-paned sash and case windows in mansard gable. S elevation 18 bay with 3 arched bays at W for ground floor boiler house with 1 window and a hoist door above. Other openings in ground floor wall, circa 1846-51, for access from preparing room, some shouldered, some with cast-iron beams. 1st floor sash and case windows; corniced and parapet. Interior: a central row of iron columns with triangular brackets and saddles, N row of subsidiary columns, 4 with brackets, and S row wooden posts support cross-wise timber beams and wooden ceiling. Engine house has wheel pit, wall-boxes and wooden boarded walls and ceiling. 1st floor a single row of iron columns carries lengthwise wooden beam, with subsidiary cross-beams on wooden posts. Plastered ceiling. Attic has 2 rows of iron columns carrying gothic traceried cast-iron roof, possibly a rebuild after an 1852 fire on Upper Dens Mill lines. b. Preparing room, circa 1846-51, single storey with delicate cast-iron roof. c. Batching rooms E section 1830s, becoming L-plan in 1846-51. Single-storey with iron columns and wooden roof. 2-storey 5-bay front to yard with ground floor doors, external stone stair to 1st floor, and slate M-roof, added in 1860s. Iron columns and wooden floors. d Office, 1830s, 2-storey 3-bay with 2-bay extension into ground floor of storehouse fronting West Henderson's Wynd. 12-pane sash and case windows, etched at ground floor. Slate roof with party wall and 3 ridge stacks. "Verdant Works" mosaic in doorway. N bay lodge has balustraded wooden counter. Office has late 19th century wood and glass panelled partitions and a plaster ceiling. e. 2-storey and attic storehouse, 1851-7, gable to West Henderson's Wynd. Ground floor 2 office windows and iron door under iron lintel. 1st floor wooden loading door. Skewputts and flat-topped finial to gable. 1 1st floor window to S (rest blocked by D C Thomson's). Loading doors to yard on both floors. Wooden floors and attic on iron ground floor columns and wooden 1st floor posts. f. Warehouse at SE, 1857-71. M wrought-iron tie-roof on iron columns. Rubble walls.
Flax, later jute and tow, mill, later used for hide
processing. Owned successively by D Lindsay, John Ewan,
Ewan and Young, and Alex Thomson. In situ machines
include Singer and Union Special Sewing machines, Harden
Cutter, Bicket Creasing Machine, some machine tools, and
an early dust extractor in the attic. Late 19th century
office furnishings include secretaries desks, scales,
A complete and picturesque group of buildings.
1834 Directory. Letterhead given by A Thomson and Sons.
McKean and Walker (1984) p.85. Shown on 1839 plan of
St David's Parish.
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