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Dronley Mill

A Category C Listed Building in Auchterhouse, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.5101 / 56°30'36"N

Longitude: -3.0701 / 3°4'12"W

OS Eastings: 334241

OS Northings: 735846

OS Grid: NO342358

Mapcode National: GBR VH.3YLB

Mapcode Global: WH6PY.TM7P

Entry Name: Dronley Mill

Location: Auchterhouse

County: Angus

Parish: Auchterhouse

Locality: Monifieth and Sidlaw

Traditional County: Angus

Listing Date: 26 August 1992

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Building Class: Cultural

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6484

Source ID: 338077

Description

Dated 1707, probably rebuilt 19th century. Single storey, irregular plan, partially ruined remains of corn mill built on falling ground. Rubble and ashlar masonty, ashlar dressings, slate roof.

W ELEVATION: wheel chamber at centre (roof removed), ashlar courses at base with stone inscribed 'AD 1707 IM', spindle of wheel; slightly recessed bay at left with opening and projecting wall, later mono-pitch gable built on earlier projecting remains on higher ground at far left; advanced bay at right of wheel chamber with 2 irregular openings.

S ELEVATION: gable at left with door, quatrefoil at attic, roof raised approximately 1 metre, advanced from main mill building which is roofless and reduced in height; reduced bay advanced at right with remains of circular building adjoining.

E ELEVATION: most of main building removed, walls to S and E reduced in height, 2 adjoining mono-pitch roofed sheds at right.

Statement of Interest

The quatrefoil on the south gable may have been removed from Auchterhouse church when that building underwent extensive alterations in 1775.

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