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Gold Cave Crescent, Tuam, County Galway
30331001
View from north-east
Reg. No.30331001
Date1745 - 1755
Previous NameN/A
TownlandTOWNPARKS (5TH DIVISION)
CountyCounty Galway
Coordinates144420, 252534
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usemill (wind)
 
Description
Freestanding three-stage windmill, built c.1750. Roofless. Lime-rendered coursed rubble limestone walls with entrances diametrically opposite each other. Slit openings to upper stages. Windmill sited on mound of loose stones. No timberwork or machinery survives.

Appraisal

This windmill is one of the few in County Galway and is typical of windmill stumps in Ireland. Its cylindrical form suggests an earlier date than other types and it was apparently built by Dr Hort, bishop of Tuam between 1742-52.
 
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