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County Westmeath
15401603
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Reg. No.15401603
Date1760 - 1840
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCANNORSTOWN (CHAPMAN)
CountyCounty Westmeath
Coordinates211765, 251654
Categories of Special InterestHISTORICAL SOCIAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usemill (wind)
 
Description
Freestanding former windmill on circular plan, built c.1800. Now ruinous and out of use. Constructed of coursed rubble limestone. Square-headed openings to north face. Located in prominent position in the landscape close to summit of low, gently sloping hill.

Appraisal

This conspicuous ruined wind mill stands proudly on an elevated position within the townland of Cannorstown, close to the shores of Lough Ree. Although out of use for a considerable period of time (marked as 'in ruins' in 1908), it remains a local landmark, adding historical interest to the local landscape. It is an interesting addition to the industrial heritage of Westmeath and acts as an historical reminder of the great boom experienced in the Irish milling industry during the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries.
 
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