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Dean Village is a former village that has been known for milling grain for nearly 800 years. At the peak of its activity, over 10 water mills operated here, powered by the strong current of Water of Leith. Currently, Dean Village is a picturesque corner with several interesting buildings, including a bridge designed by the famous architect Thomas Telford.
The evidence of the former industrial significance are not only the remains of mills, but also numerous stone querns and tables decorated with images of bread and cakes that can be found in various places, including as small architecture objects in the squares. In the center of Dean Village is the most characteristic building of the district - Well Court. It is a residential quadrangle built in 1880, intended for mill workers.
Going along the Water of Leith to the east, it is worth seeing the stone bridge - the last important work of architect Thomas Telford, the creator of, among others the Pontcysyllte aqueduct in Wales, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.