NX5956 : The Old Smiddy

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

The Old Smiddy
The Old Smiddy
Former water powered smithy on Victoria Street. The mill lade for the Birtwhistle mill complex runs underneath the road and building.
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 599 563 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:52.9444N 4:11.0772W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 599 563
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