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Kirkdale Water Driven Sawmill

Newton Stewart
 
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Kirkdale Water Driven Sawmill
Kirkdale Estate
Carsluith
Newton Stewart
DG8 7EA


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Currently probably the only working water-powered sawmill in Scotland.

The Kirkdale Sawmill, near Gatehouse of Fleet is driven by an overshot water-wheel and dates from the early 1800’s. It was used as an estate sawmill and joiners’ shop until the 1970’s.

It has recently been restored with a new sloping roof over the saw bench, replacing the previous pitched roof. The mill dam, sluice gate, and lade have also been repaired.

 

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