Sandy's Mill

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Sandy's Mill

The Mill (Miller's House) as seen from the River Tyne

The Mill (Miller's House) as seen from the River Tyne

Location and history
Sandy's Mill (Scotland)
Sandy's Mill
Coordinates 55 ° 58 ′ 7 ″  N , 2 ° 43 ′ 20 ″  W Coordinates: 55 ° 58 ′ 7 ″  N , 2 ° 43 ′ 20 ″  W
Location near Haddington , East Lothian , Scotland , United Kingdom
Waters Tyne
Built 18th century
Shut down 1940s
Status Structure and technology preserved, out of order
use Flour mill
Grinder 2 grinding courses
drive Watermill
water wheel 1 × medium-sized

Sandy's Mill is a former watermill near the Scottish town of Haddington in the East Lothian Council Area . The building, built in the second half of the 18th century, was included in the Scottish Monuments List in 1971 in the highest category A. It was first recorded on a map from 1799. It is possible that there was a previous structure at the site which served to supply Gilmerton House . Operations ceased in the early 1940s.


The weir above the mill where the mill moat branches off from the River Tyne .

Sandy's Mill is isolated around 3.5 kilometers northeast of Haddington. It is accessible via a spur road from the A199 , which runs directly parallel to the A1 . The three-story building of the flour mill has an elongated floor plan. A one-story threshing mill with a hipped roof was later added on the west side . The masonry is made of quarry stone. The entrance is on the north side.

The mill is near the River Tyne . The water of the Tyne is branched off 200 m above the mill and drives a medium-sized water wheel on the south side. This has an outer diameter of 4.26 m and a width of 1.5 m. Originally it was equipped with 30 blades, each three centimeters thick. As a result of the decade-long standstill, the mill wheel is largely silted up today. The water wheel served to drive two grinding cycles .

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Listed Building - Entry . In: Historic Scotland .

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