Gunnershaw Mill

Lord James Forrester of Garden, in 1608, held the lands of Gunnershaw and the mill of Gunnershaw in feu from Sir William Sinclair of Roslyn, the superior of the barony of Herbertshire.  Walter Bayne was designated “miller of the said Mylne of Gunnershaw” in 1619.  He was still there in 1629, along with his son of the same name.  A charter of 1677 names Walter Creukshank as miller and also gives a clue to the location on the River Carron, showing it to be one on Grassom’s map of 1817.  In 1796 it became part of the Denovan estate.

A record from 1809 mentions the corn and lint mills at Gunnershaw.  The lint mill was evidently that also known as Linkumbank.  The last reference to it comes from 1849 when the turnpike trustees decided to put a toll bar across the road leading from Todshill to Gunnershaw Mills in order to stop those droving sheep and cattle from avoiding payment.  By the time of the 1861 Ordnance Survey map it had been demolished and the site cleared.  The line of the old lade is shown as a drain.

Sites and Monuments Record

Gunnershaw MillSMR 1223NS 8235 8295

G.B. Bailey, 2022