NX5956 : Mill Lade at Victoria Street

near to Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

Mill Lade at Victoria Street
Mill Lade at Victoria Street
The mill lade for the Birtwhistle mill complex passes beside the old grain mill. The no parking sign suggests this may overflow.
Cotton Mills of Gatehouse of Fleet :: NX6056
Yorkshireman John Birtwhistle opened three cotton spinning mills beside the River Fleet in the late eighteenth century. Tunnels constructed by local landowner James Murray brought water from a loch four miles away to a pool on the north-eastern edge of the town. From here it is split into a series of mill lades for the Birtwhistle and Scott mills. The west lade flowing between properties on Catherine Street and High Street fed the Birtwhistle mill complex.
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2012
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Sunday, 17 June, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 30 July, 2012
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Village, Rural settlement  Industry 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 599 563 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:52.9447N 4:11.0585W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 599 563
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