Basic Site Details

Name: Windmill
Town, district or village: Dumfries
City or county: Maxwelltown
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Alternative design made by Ady of Edinburgh. 'Ady' has not yet been traced.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Museum  
Item 2 of 2Observatory  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3Mill  
Item 2 of 3Observatory  
Item 3 of 3MuseumYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218351836Alteration/conversionConversion of windmill into observatory.
Item 2 of 21836 Opened 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Walter Newall A18351836Conversion of windmill into observatory to coincide with the 1835 visit of Halley's Comet.


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Astronomical Society 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1MacKechnie, Aonghus1988Walter Newall, Architect in Dumfries Trans. Dumfres & Galloway Naturual History & Antiquarian Society, 3rd ser, lxiii 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Dumfries MuseumMS Minute Book of Observatory