BL-02 Baldernock Mill

In times gone by, tenant farmers were thirled to a particular mill, which meant that the grain they produced had to be ground at that mill; they were obliged to pay the miller.
There has been a watermill on the site of the Baldernock Mill since at least 1532, when James V is recorded as having granted to a local noble family “the mill and advocation of the Church of Bathernock [Baldernock].”
The mill was a gathering place in the evenings for local people and singing and dancing took place in good weather.
Baldernock Mill was originally a corn mill but the mid nineteenth century first edition Ordnance Survey map shows that a saw mill had been added to the corn mill by the 1860s.

Fiona Howie, Baldernock Community

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