Survey Data

Reg No

14911014


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Social Technical


Original Use

Mill (wind)


Date

1750 - 1800


Coordinates

254972, 233814


Date Recorded

22/09/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Freestanding circular wind mill, built c.1770. No longer used. Stands in a field. Random coursed stone plinth, with random coursed stone walls with cut stone coping to parapet. Square-headed stone arched openings to north and south with stone thresholds and loop windows to all elevations.

Appraisal

This wind mill stands proudly on an elevated position within the townland of Ballystrig. It remains as a vestige to a past era when those within the community relied on the wind to grind their flour. Though missing its cap and sails, its circular form, constructed in limestone, is an unusual and attractive addition to the landscape which it overlooks.