NO4030 : Lower Dens Mill, St. Roques Lane

taken 11 years ago, near to Dundee, Great Britain

Lower Dens Mill, St. Roques Lane
Lower Dens Mill, St. Roques Lane
The mill, which is easily identified by its distinctive cast-iron bellcote, was built in the 1850s, by which time the working of jute had become Dundee's main industry, supplanting earlier linen production. However, the Dens mill continued as a flax mill for its whole existence. Baxter Brothers & Co. built their first mill on the Dens Burn in 1822. Subsequent enlargement made it the largest factory in the city and the first to introduce power-looms in 1836.

"In 1846 the firm had in operation in Lower Dens Mills one engine of ninety horse power, driving 3028 spindles; and in the Upper Dens Mills two engines, equal together to 105 horse power, and driving 8,000 spindles. In the power-loom department they had two engines of thirty horse power each, and 256 looms, with accommodation for nearly double that number. They had also a calendering shop with a ten horse power engine." -- David Bremner, The Industries Of Scotland, 1869
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 17 June, 2011
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
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Mills 
Category
Mill (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 4075 3074 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:27.9033N 2:57.7907W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 4075 3072
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