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County Limerick
21900307
South elevation.
Reg. No.21900307
Date1730 - 1740
Previous NameN/A
TownlandSHANNONGROVE
CountyCounty Limerick
Coordinates140875, 157381
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL TECHNICAL
RatingRegional
Original Usemill (wind)
 
Description
Freestanding circular-plan two-stage former windmill, built in 1735. Rubble stone walls having remains of render. Concrete support to west elevation. Segmental-arched opening with roughly dressed limestone voussoirs to south elevation. Segmental-arched opening having roughly dressed limestone voussoir to west elevation.

Appraisal

This windmill was built by William Bury to grind wheat for the charter school, which he had established at the gates of Shannongrove in 1735, is an example of a small-scale enterprise for specific consumers. Although now derelict, this former windmill retains much of its original form and is a strong focal point and unusual feature within the surrounding landscape.
 
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