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Stanley Mills
Title: Stanley Mills
Description: Stanley Mills is a complex of restored cotton mill buildings which now house a museum and residential apartments. Owned and restored by Historic Scotland the mills were originally built in the 18th century as a single water mill alongside the river Tay - this original mill, The Bell Mill, is one of the oldest surviving factories in the world and now houses an interactive museum and exhibition. The other buildings were added later as the mill expanded. Stanley village, nearby, was built in the 1780s to house the mill workers. The mills closed as late as 1989.
Date: March 2008
Stanley Mills - Bell Mill
Title: Stanley Mills - Bell Mill
Description: The Bell Mill is the original building with its large adjacent water wheel. This is fed by a network of canals, as seen here, which divert the fast flowing river Tay through the mill complex. The mills were built here as the river rounds a sharp bend at this location.
Date: March 2008
Stanley Mills - Middle Mill
Title: Stanley Mills - Middle Mill
Description: This view shows Middle Mill, to the right, with the steam engine chimney in front. The mill building to the left and the upper floors of the Middle Mill are now private apartments.
Date: March 2008
Stanley Mills - Middle Mill
Title: Stanley Mills - Middle Mill
Description: A panoramic view showing the Middle and Bell Mills.
Date: March 2008
Stanley Mills - Water Wheel
Title: Stanley Mills - Water Wheel
Description: The water wheel was located between the two main mill buildings and was fed by the lades, the canal network of waterways. The foundations of the wheel support can be seen here.
Date: March 2008
Stanley Mills - Water Wheel
Title: Stanley Mills - Water Wheel
Description: The chimney provided an outlet for the steam engines added to the mill during its operational life.
Date: March 2008
Stanley Mills - The Lades
Title: Stanley Mills - The Lades
Description: The lades are a network of waterways which divert water from the river Tay through the complex. This view shows the water as it travels past the workshop buildings.
Date: March 2008
Stanley Mills - River Tay
Title: Stanley Mills - River Tay
Description: This view shows the Middle Mill alongside the River Tay. The upper floors are now private apartments with their new balconies. The arches at the bottom left lead from the lades and the water wheel.
Date: March 2008
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