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Ballinloan, mill 130m SSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross

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Latitude: 56.5465 / 56°32'47"N

Longitude: -3.6728 / 3°40'21"W

OS Eastings: 297251

OS Northings: 740642

OS Grid: NN972406

Mapcode National: GBR V0.YGNN

Mapcode Global: WH5NB.KQ87

Entry Name: Ballinloan, mill 130m SSW of

Scheduled Date: 4 February 2003

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM9633

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 corn mill and kiln, which survive as upstanding remains on the E bank of the Ballinloan Burn, some 130m SSW of Ballinloan farmsteading at about 160m OD.

The remains consist of two rectangular buildings lying parallel to each other, aligned NNW to SSE, and standing about 3m apart. These are depicted on the First Edition Ordnance Survey map in 1867 as one roofed structure, a corn mill called 'Ballinloan Mill', suggesting that the space between them was covered, perhaps as a walkway. The mill is also depicted as a roofed structure on the Second Edition Ordnance Survey map (1900), although it was disused by then.

The E building is a kiln with outshots to the NNW and SSE. The kiln is about 3m square, within faced-rubble walls 0.8m thick and standing up to 1.7m high. The top of an arched opening is visible in the NNW wall, leading into an outshot, presumably a barn, some 4.5m long by up to 4m wide. The second outshot, built of mortared rubble, extends 4.5m to the SSE, with an entrance in its SSE end.

The W building has been robbed and is partly obscured by vegetation and rubble, but sufficient is visible to show that it measures about 12.8m long by 2.9m wide, within faced-rubble walls 0.7m thick and standing up to 0.5m high. The wheel pit, now filled with collapsed rubble, is on the WSW side, where it was fed by a lade running in from the N.

The area proposed for scheduling comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related material may be expected to be found. It is irregular in shape, with maximum dimensions of 20m WSW-ENE by 24m NNW-SSE, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to contribute to an understanding of early modern milling and food production techniques and the agricultural economy.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



RCAHMS records the monument as NN 94 SE 22.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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