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Tipperary North
22400425
View of complex from south-west.
Reg. No.22400425
Date1930 - 1960
Previous NameN/A
TownlandPORTLAND
CountyTipperary North
Coordinates187723, 204934
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usekiln
 
Description
Group of detached sawmill buildings, built c.1945. Pitched corrugated-iron roofs, one with metal chimneystack. One building with concrete walls, others with timber clapboard sides. Timber drying kilns and boiler to concrete-walled building, open storage and sawing workshops to others. Kiln building has rare steel locking mechanisms to doors. Timber clapboard office to south-west with pitched corrugated-iron roof. Four-bay two-storey house to north-east with pitched slate roof, two-over-two pane and some six-over-six pane timber sash windows. Complex sited adjacent to inland harbour to and from which goods were transported along River Shannon.

Appraisal

An interesting and relatively rare sawmill and timber proceesing complex of the mid-twentieth century. The walling of most of the buildings is unsually of timber clapboard. The door locks to the kilns are a particularly rare survival and make this an industrial grouping of special significance.
 
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