Survey Data

Reg No

22302006


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Social Technical


Original Use

Mill (water)


Date

1790 - 1830


Coordinates

191552, 194095


Date Recorded

31/08/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Water mill, built c.1810, comprising two four-storey blocks, at angle to each other, with miller's house attached to northeast and two-storey lean-to structure to west end formerly used as shop. Eight-bay south block higher than four-bay northern block. Slate roofs removed c.2000. Roughcast rendered limestone walls, having exposed to south elevation and brick surrounds to some openings. Large doorway in west wall of north block. Limestone arch with roughly-dressed voussoirs in west end of rear of south block.

Appraisal

This is an imposing building, situated in a prominent position at the crossroads at the north end of the town and with one block to the Ballyfinboy River beside the bridge. It is of social importance to Borrisokane as the former main industry in the town and the source of employment for many people. Unused for many years, the walls and openings of the mill are still intact and are a testament to the quality of its construction.