Chancelot Mill

Bonnington
Leith

During Demolition  -  1971

The remains of the Clock Tower

Chancelot Mill, Bonnington, Remains of the Clock Tower - 1971

John Darcy.  Reproduced with acknowledgement to John Darcy:  March 16, 2010.  Thank you to Bob Moffat for
providing a copy of this photograph.  and to John Stewart who runs
a Leith web site that includes this photo.

 

Chancelot Mill

Bonnington, Leith

Old Mill

Here is a photo of Chancelot Mill before demolition, and three more photos of it being being demolished in 1971:

Chancelot Mill, Bonnington - 1971?

Chancelot Mill, Bonnington, Demolition of the Chimney  - 1971         Chancelot Mill, Bonnington, Demolition of the Chimney  - 1971         Chancelot Mill, Bonnington, Remains of the Clock Tower - 1971

New Mill

The old Chancelot Mill at Bonnington was replaced by a new Chancelot Mill, built on reclaimed land in Leith Western Harbour, about a mile to the north of Bonnington:

Chancelot Mill beside Leith Western Harbour, and imported cars  -  Septemeber 2005

  

Recollections

1.

Joy

Thank you to Joy who wrote:

Chancelot Mill

The Clock

"I used to get the 1 bus along Ferry Rd to school from 1963 until 1975.  The clock on Chancelot Mill was a landmark. It let me judge how long I had been on the bus and how much longer I had to go. Given that I was bad with travel sickness, it was a comfort.

I remember the curved funnels which, if you were lucky, you could see moving around."

The Tower

"The fire was quite upsetting. Each day, coming home from school, you could see how much further the demolition had progressed until the awful day when all trace had gone.  

    Chancelot Mill, Bonnington, Demolition of the Chimney  - 1971

I loved that building; it had an elegant beauty seldom seen these days. A smaller example of the lovely engraving by the SCWS can be seen on the building which is or was the Head Office in the street off Lothian Road.

Have you got any staff photos of the folk who lived there, in actual photos of the inside of the mill.  The place at the harbour they built doesn't hold a candle to it.

Joy:  30 March 2016

More Photos?

Unfortunately, I don't have any more photos of the old Chancelot Mill at Bonnington to show to Joy or to add to the EdinPhoto site.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  3 April 2016

 

 

Chancelot Mill

Leith Leith - Old Pictures

 

 

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