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Latitude: 56.1886 / 56°11'18"N
Longitude: -4.2569 / 4°15'24"W
OS Eastings: 260036
OS Northings: 701843
OS Grid: NN600018
Mapcode National: GBR 0Z.G3N6
Mapcode Global: WH3MJ.LQ34
Entry Name: Castle Rednock, Estate Saw Mill, Seasoning Shed
Listing Date: 8 August 2005
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 398028
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50138
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Port Of Menteith
Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith
Traditional County: Perthshire
Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority
Appears on 1st edition Ordnance Survey map (1859-64), but probably dating from the first half of the 19th century. Substantial rectangular-plan seasoning shed, situated immediately to NW of a water-powered saw mill which is currently in ruinous condition (2005). It has an unusual form of construction, composed of full-height random rubble piers with vertically boarded timber openings and a pitched slate roof. There is a large opening to the NE elevation, presumably to allow freshly sawn timber to be carried from the mill into the shed.
Located to the N of Rednock House beside Rednock Burn, it originally served as a seasoning and drying shed for timber processed in the adjacent estate saw mill. The agricultural revolution of the 18th and early 19th centuries ushered in an era of increased exploitation of the natural resources, such as timber, on estates like Rednock. Although sheds of this kind were once common in Scotland, this one is a very rare survivor, and of regional importance.
The seasoning shed is currently (2005) in a dilapidated condition. There was originally a dam to the N, with sluice gates giving access to the mill lade.
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