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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 Dundee Burgh. 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.

Description

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.

Notes

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, presses etc. A complete and picturesque group of buildings.

References

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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