Snuff Mill



21 27 Snuff Mill Road  G44 5TP

Architects Unknow, Mill, c.18th Century; Mill House, 1905

A unique opportunity to see around the Snuff Mill and adjacent Mill House. These private dwellings are not normally open to the public!  Residents will explain the history and development in use of the 18th century mill from grain, to cardboard to snuff!

A unique opportunity to see around the Snuff Mill and adjacent Mill House.  These private dwellings are not normally open to the public.  They are at the heart of the Snuff Mill Conservation Area.

The Mill was built in the 18th century; converted to cardboard making in 1812 by Solomon Lindsay with a small snuff mill added in 1814.  The mill operated on a cooperative basis with parts leased to other millers. Lindsay House, a tenement constructed across the road was built in 1863 by David Lindsay, son of the mill owner, for himself and his workers.  On its completion David Lindsay decided to stay in nearby Mill Cottage.  The mill and Lindsay’s cottage, known as Mill Cottage, were sold in 1905 to a Mr McIntosh who demolished the cottage and built Mill House which remains today.      The Mill fell into dereliction and the  house was used by Glasgow Corporation as park offices (for the adjacent Linn Park) before also become derelict by the 1980s.  In the late 1980s a developer acquired the Mill and house and commenced converting the Mill to 3 dwellings and refurbishing the house.  The redevelopment was almost complete in 1990 when the White Cart River burst its banks and the buildings were inundated, resulting in abandonment of the redevelopment.

A new developer then took it over adding a flood wall along the whole river frontage.  Since then the complex has provided 4 private homes.

Although there are no internal features of the operational Mill remaining the building retains many external features.  The house was built in after the style of The Arts and Crafts Movement and although refurbished still reflects this style.

The residents will show you around the area and try and answer your questions.

Discover Glasgows Industrial Heritage: The Mill is one of the oldest surviving industrial buildings in Glasgow at well over 200 years old.  Although it is no longer operational it is a unique opportunity to look back at Glasgows industrial heritage.

Number in Brochure: 88

Opening Times

Tours: Sat 12noon & 2pm; 1/2 hour. Meeting Point: Outside No 21 Snuff Mill Road.

Advanced Booking Essential

Additional Booking Information:

Booking opens at 10am on Wednesday 26th August 2015.

Please be aware that Doors Open Day events are very popular and will book out quickly.

Spaces are limited per person. As this building is very popular tickets have been limited to 2 per person to give as many different people as possible an opportunity to get involved.

Please only book for events that you intend to go to and cancel your space as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.

If the event is fully booked please feel free to add yourself to the wait list, if a space becomes available you will be contacted and will have one day to respond. Please be aware that you must add yourself to the waitlist for every space and for the times that you want ie. if looking for three spaces at any time, add your name 3 times to each event time.



Restrictions on Access: The main remaining features are external rather thaninternal.

Limited Disabled Access
Access to grounds.


Getting Here
Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Cathcart

Parking: On Street Parking Available Free of Charge
Please consider our neighbours and park considerately.


Snuff Mill

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Snuff Mill
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