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County Galway
30407103
Front of windmill, south east elevation
Reg. No.30407103
Date1740 - 1760
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCARROWREAGH EAST
CountyCounty Galway
Coordinates149100, 238375
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usemill (wind)
 
Description
Two-stage circular-plan windmill, built c.1750, now ruined. Coursed limestone rubble walls. Square-headed door openings with rubble stone voussoirs to south-east and north-west. No surviving internal fittings. Set back from road in open field.

Appraisal

The remains of this windmill are a reminder of the industrial heritage of the area. Such mills were used to grind corn and were of importance to the local farming community. Located on an elevated and exposed site, this windmill was placed to take advantage of the stronger wind currents and is now an attractive focal point in the landscape.
 
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