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Report - Dalmore House & Stone Mill - Ayrshire (January 2017)



Echoes

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#1
This site is nicely hidden away in the Ayrshire countryside and consists of various buildings within the estate.

Dalmore hone stone ("Water of Ayr Stones") was a well renowned material used extensively for sharpening of metal / blades etc.

There was a small riverside quarry, mill, workshops, narrow gauge railway, sawmill and a large house which was for the manager and family.

Work began here in the mid 1800's and, surprisingly, right up until the 1990s.

Wasnt sure if this was a sawmill or for stones?
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Stone Mill Workshop
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Old lantern
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Old wagon chassis and transporting boxes for the stones
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These labels went on the box for each rectangular stone.
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DALMORE HOUSE - 1881
Became uninhabitable by the 1960s (dryrot) then suffered a fire in 1969.

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The Montgomerie Family outside the house entrance to the house
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Still a few other areas to visit so i'll probably add to this in the coming months.
 

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dweeb

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#3
Nice, some interesting old tat in there for sure :)

I'd assume the saw mill was for the stones, stone is surprisingly soft when it is fresh out of the ground, so easily sawn. I actually have a stone from this firm in my vast collection of old tools that I never use :)

Manor house is more of a ruin than a derp, but I do like a good ruinous country pile!
 

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