Regent Mills, Glasgow

A electricity-powered corn mill in the historic county of Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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A mill had existed on the site since the Stuarts and medieval times, and for three and a half centuries the old Regents mills were in the possession of the Bakers' Incorporation of Glasgow.

The original mill was burnt down in a fire in 1886, and its ownership passed to John Ure & Sons, who rebuilt the buildings. In 1888 a new roller plant was installed by Henry Simon with modern machinery, and precautions were taken to prevent fire from being able to spread again. Architect James Davidson added a four-storey, attic and basement, 6-by 2-bay red brick wheat silo and a single-storey 5-bay block beside the railway.

The mill was purchased in 1903 from John Ure & Sons by Mr. Isaac M’Donald and opened in 1904 as a Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) property. It was purchased by Joseph Rank Ltd in 1921.

The mill ceased milling and was demolished in the 1970s.

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Power source Electricity
Mill type Roller flour mill
Mill function Corn mill
Archive ID 13261
Location Glasgow
Historic county Lanarkshire
Country Scotland, United Kingdom
NGR NS 564 663
Latitude/longitude 55.86940528, -4.29895728





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