Preston Mill, Phantassie Doocot, Photo, Building, East Lothian Building, History, Picture
Preston Mill, East Lothian
Scottish Water Mill & Doocot : East Linton, Scotland
Preston Mill East Lothian
Location: eastern edge of East Linton, on B1407, off A1, East Lothian
Apologies, full size images no longer online
Preston Mill (turn right just when leaving village)
Preston Mill photos © Adrian Welch
Phantassie Doocot (approx. 1 km walk south over river)
photos © Adrian Welch
Address: Preston Mill, Preston Road, East Linton, East Lothian, EH40 3DS
Contact: +44 (0)1620 860426
According to The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) this historic East Linton building is an “architectural oddity” – with its distinctive Dutch style conical-roof – “beloved by artists and photographers”.
The structure was East Lothian’s last working water mill. A short walk from the mill south across the River Tyne reveals another unusual structure – the beehive-shaped Phantassie Doocot, with its French style horseshoe parapet, built in the 16th century to house 500 pigeons.
The present buildings date from the 18th century, although there has been a mill on this site since the 16th century.
The mill building was used commercially until 1959 and visitors can still experience the working machinery on a tour today. Ref. http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/Preston-Mill-and-Phantassie-Doocot/
Historic Buildings in Lothian
photo © Adrian Welch
photo © AW
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