Chancelot Mill, Leith (old)

A steam-powered corn mill in the historic county of Midlothian, Scotland.

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Three acres of land were purchased in 1892 for the location of this mill. It was often described as ‘the most handsome flour mill in the world’ and the clock tower, rising to 185 feet, was a landmark of the city. The mill was planned by Henry Simon with a capacity of 25 sacks of flour per hour, and by 1903 it had a capacity of 43 sacks per hour. A fire in 1915/16 caused damage amounting to nearly £1,000. Another fire in the mid-1960s gutted the building.

After the fire in the 1960s the mill was not rebuilt and was eventually demolished in 1971. A new Chancelot Mill was then built a mile to the north at Leith’s Western Harbour, a better location close to the docks.

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Alternative names Chancelot Roller Flour Mills
Power source Steam
Mill type Roller flour mill
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 12593
Location Leith
Historic county Midlothian
Country Scotland, United Kingdom
NGR NT 256 760
Latitude/longitude 55.97187166, -3.19210268





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