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County Wexford
15704622
Representative view of windmill tower.
Reg. No.15704622
Date1700 - 1777
Previous NameN/A
TownlandRATH
CountyCounty Wexford
Coordinates290779, 109115
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL
RatingRegional
Original Usemill (wind)
 
Description
Freestanding single-bay three-stage conical windmill tower, extant 1777, on a circular plan. In use, 1922. Now in ruins. Roof now missing. Coursed rubble "Old Red Sandstone" battered walls retaining sections of lime rendered or roughcast surface finish. Square-headed opposing door openings with overgrown thresholds, and rendered timber lintels[?] with no fittings surviving. Square-headed window openings (upper stages) with no sills, and rough hewn "Old Red Sandstone" lintels with no fittings surviving. Interior in ruins. Set in unkempt grounds.

Appraisal

The shell of a windmill tower representing an integral component of the eighteenth-century industrial heritage of south County Wexford [SMR WX046-082----].
 
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