Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Tutsham Mill

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

TUTSHAM MILL (J8x32) 4C set Bardill/Prince

1- 8 1s lead down middle and back remaining in middle with 2s stepping in behind them
9-16 1s+2s dance Allemande ending on sides 2134
17-20 1s cast and chase clockwise to change places as 2s+3s set advg and circle 4H round to left ½ way and retire to diagonal opposite place. (3)(1)(2)
21-24 1s dance LH across (1L with 3s at top, 1M with 2s)
25-32 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on opposite sides (M up, L down) and 1s set advg and turn about to face 1st corners (pstn)
33-40 1s ½ diagonal reel of 4 with 1st corners, set advg and turn about to face 4th corner (pstn), 1s ½ diagonal reel of 4 with corners and 1s dance down to bottom. 2341

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

Dance Notes

New top couple starts each time but all couples dance twice.

(Dance Notes by Charles Upton)

Dance Information

A stream rises at West Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent and flows into the Medway from the right above Teston Lock. It powered the watermill Tutsham Oil Mill.

Possibly a Domesday site, latterly the mill was an oil mill, burnt down on April 17, 1885. it was powered by a turbine. Only the front wall of the mill remains.

Tutsham Mill Image
The Only Surviving Wall Of Tutsham Oil Mill

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