Upper Spylaw Mill

beside the Water of Leith, Colinton

 

Paintings

Upper Spylaw Mill  -  Painting by Dodds  -  Hens in the yard

Painting by Dodds

Hens in the yard at
Upper Spylaw Mill

Upper Spylaw Mill  -  Edinburgh Merchant Company  painting  -  Looking up at the Mill from the Water of Leith

Edinburgh Merchant Company

Looking up at the mill
from the Water of Leith

Upper Spylaw Mill  -  Edinburgh Merchant Company painting  -  Hens in the yard

Edinburgh Merchant Company

Hens in the yard at
Upper Spylaw Mill

 

Photographs

2006

Snowing

Snow

Upper Spylaw Mill, beside the Water of Leith near Colinton   -  View from the east, looking upstream

Upper Spylaw Mill from the East

Upper Spylaw Mill, beside the Water of Leith near Colinton   -  View from the east, looking upstream

Upper Spylaw Mill from the East

Upper Spylaw Mill, beside the Water of Leith near Colinton   -  View from the west, looking towards Colinton

Upper Spylaw Mill from the West

Upper Spylaw Mill, beside the Water of Leith near Colinton   -  View from the west, looking towards Colinton

Upper Spylaw Mill from the West

The former riding stables at Upper Spylaw Mill, beside the Water of Leith at Colinton

The old Riding Stables

The former riding stables at Upper Spylaw Mill, beside the Water of Leith at Colinton

The old Riding Stables

 

Notes on Upper Spylaw Mill

beside the Water of Leith, half a mile west of Colinton

The Mill

Upper Spylaw Mill it situated on the north bank of the Water of Leith, about half a mile upstream from Colinton.  This was originally a paper mill, then a snuff mill belonging to George Gillespie.

Upper Spylaw Mill, beside the Water of Leith near Colinton   -  View from the east, looking upstream

Like all the other old mills on the Water of Leith, Upper Spylaw Mill no longer operates as a mill.  It is now a private house. 

For many years, the low white buildings to the east of the mill were used as stables for a riding establishment:

  The former riding stables at Upper Spylaw Mill, beside the Water of Leith at Colinton

The Railway

The railway line from Edinburgh to Balerno through Colinton used to run up the valley of the Water of Leith, beside Upper Spylaw Mill.

  Loco No 47163 at Colinton Station on 19 June 1958

The route of the railway has now been converted to a footpath and cycle track.

  The Water of Leith Walkway, built on the course of the Edinburgh to Balerno Railway, at Upper Spylaw Mill, near Colinton

 

 

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