NX6056 : Mill pool

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

Mill pool
Mill pool
Water was carried through tunnels from Loch Whinyeon four miles away to this pool on the edge of Gatehouse of Fleet. Mill lades directed the water to power a series of cotton mills.
Cotton Mills of Gatehouse of Fleet
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
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 603 565 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.0580N 4:10.7559W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 602 566
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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