NS5751 : The Orry Mill

near to Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire, Great Britain

The Orry Mill
The Orry Mill
A cotton mill was established in the Orry in 1791; was rebuilt on an enlarged site and subsequently modified several times before destruction by fire in 1876. In 1816 the machinery was powered by two large water wheels, 20 and 22 feet in diameter. By 1820 new machinery was installed and powered by a forty-five foot diameter cast iron water-wheel, equivalent to equivalent to 50 horsepower. About 740 cubic feet of water per minute fell on the wheel. Water was supplied from several lochs; Picketlaw LinkExternal link , Mid Dam LinkExternal link ,High Dam (formerly High Loch) LinkExternal link and Dunwan situated on the high ground on Eaglesham Moor. All that remains of the mill today is the fragments of three buildings and a wheel-pit LinkExternal link . The stone from the buildings were used to build a dry stane wall bounding Eaglesham House and Glasgow Road. Another mill was established at Millhall LinkExternal link in 1822 by John White. This was a much smaller concern and mainly produced spinning shuttle cord for power-looms and candle wicks. Click on this LinkExternal link to discover more about the development of the cotton mills in Eaglesham.
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Thursday, 20 August, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 571 518 [100m precision]
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