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Millhouse


Argyll and Bute

A settlement of Argyll and Bute, Millhouse lies to the east of Ascog Loch and 1¼ miles (2 km) west southwest of Kames. Millhouse is known for its gunpowder mills, first established along the banks of the Craignafeoch Burn in 1839. Initially water-powered, steam engines were being used by the 1850s and the mills continued operation until 1921. The gunpowder was exported by sea, via a pier at Kames. The Dolphin Bell was used for time-keeping and re-erected in 2000 next to the local cemetery at the eastern end of the village as a memorial to those killed in the mills. A small powder-testing mortar was sited on a stone plinth next to the Dolphin Bell in 2006.


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