Grandholm Works, Old Machar

A water-powered woollen mill in the historic county of Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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Flax spinning mill on the River Don. Leys Masson and Co, 1792- 1848. Then wool, J & J Crombie until 1995. At least 4 waterwheels, and still has a Boving turbine of c1930 in the largest wheelpit (where 1820s wheel was removed in 1905), with associated Thomson fire-pump. The wheelhouse was briefly a restaurant and old mill is apartments.

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Alternative names Crombie Woollen Mill
Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
River Don (Scotland)
Mill function Woollen mill
Archive ID 12330
Location Old Machar, Aberdeen
Historic county Aberdeenshire
Country Scotland, United Kingdom
NGR NJ 92575 09580
Latitude/longitude 57.17689345, -2.12482561



  • Photo: Mark Watson
  • Photo: Mark Watson



Mark Watson, June 2016


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