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Meikle Tombane, mill 90m WNW of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5423 / 56°32'32"N

Longitude: -3.7139 / 3°42'50"W

OS Eastings: 294708

OS Northings: 740236

OS Grid: NN947402

Mapcode National: GBR KC6F.7GX

Mapcode Global: WH5N9.XTMG

Entry Name: Meikle Tombane, mill 90m WNW of

Scheduled Date: 29 October 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9617

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: farming, food production

Location: Little Dunkeld

County: Perth and Kinross

Electoral Ward: Strathtay

Traditional County: Perthshire


The monument comprises a mill of post-medieval date, visible as upstanding remains.

The monument is situated on the eastern side of Tombane Burn, and levelled into the base of a steeply-incised valley side, at about 220m O.D. The monument is depicted as roofed on the Ordnance Survey First Edition map (1867) and comprises the remains of a mill measuring c. 15m from WNW to ESE by 5.3m transversely within coursed-rubble footings 0.8m in thickness and up to 1.8m in height.

The wheel-pit, probably housing an over-shot wheel, is at the WNW end of the building and measures 1.45m across. A lade, which runs in from the NW, has been dug into the NE side of the valley. The OS First Edition map (1867) shows the lade being fed from two sluices on the burn and also taking in an unnamed burn flowing in from the N.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described, including a well preserved section of the lade and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular in shape with maximum dimensions of 88m NW/SE by 45m E/W, as marked in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of post-medieval settlement and economy. Its importance is increased by its proximity to other monuments of potentially contemporary date.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN94SW 11.

Map references:

Ordnance Survey 1867 First Edition Map (Perthshire) sheet LXI, 6 inches to 1 mile.

Aerial Photographs:

RCAHMS 1993 C12464.

RCAHMS 1993 C12468.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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