Reid noticed what appears to be a symbol for a windmill on Pont’s map beside the Airth Pow west of Airth Castle and linked this to a sasine of 1618 (Reid 2003, 41).
The sasine includes the phrase “beginnand at the south syd of the new cast at that pairt thairof quhair the wind myln stuid.”
The use of the past tense certainly puts it back into Pont’s time in the 1580s. Reid suggested that the windmill was for pumping water from the coal workings into the lade from the pow which then drove a water mill.
Sites & Monuments Record
|Airth Windmill||SMR 1843||NS 88 87|