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 Post subject: What became of the mill
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:37 pm 
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Any information on the mill would make this thread interesting,All I have is a few photographs.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:42 pm 
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These photographs were taken by my daughter Andrea when she was doing a project on the mill some years ago
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greenrooster - great photos of the old mill.
I believe it's still there.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:05 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:14 pm 
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Nice photos! Found a photo at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Warrenpoint_Windmill.jpg - uploaded by Brian I assume.

The windmill was built in 1802 by a Mr Robert Turner.

1846 - The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland "The windmill is large, stands nearly in the centre of the town, and adds significantly to its picturesque appearance" http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=1HMuAAAAMAAJ&dq=%2Bwindmill+%2Bwarrenpoint&pg=PA473&lpg=PA473&q=windmill

1846 - A Picturesque Handbook to Carlingford Bay "There is a pretty and valuable windmill, built by Mr Robert Turner. The machinery is of cast metal, and constructed on the most approved plan."

There is another photo of the windmill at http://stonecircle.bravehost.com/tours/1990/southdown.html.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:08 pm 
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If you are ever down in Kerry its worthwhile checking out the Blennerville windmill just outside Tralee which has been restored to working order. There is an adjoining small famine museum and a short steam railway linking Tralee and the Windmill. I think the restoration started about 20 odd years ago and has been finished a good while as I was first there about twelve years ago. heres two before and after photos....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:18 pm 
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Beautiful CT........................now there`s food for thought !! .............................


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It would be wonderful to see the old mill restored....maybe it could then be used as a musuem or tourist information centre ....


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While it would be nice to see it, access to it is still an issue - being as the only way to get to it is down that narrow service lane behind Eurospar, and it is surrounded on all sides now with tall buildings that were not there back then.


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Brian wrote:
While it would be nice to see it, access to it is still an issue - being as the only way to get to it is down that narrow service lane behind Eurospar, and it is surrounded on all sides now with tall buildings that were not there back then.



That's easy enough to solve.... close down eurospar, rebuild The Crown the way it used to be, demolish the old market and make that area and the former Liverpool Hotel site an open car park...access problem solved :D


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I think it is just the location that is the problem, It would be nice for it to
be restored again but I don't know if that is possible. ~x(


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:25 pm 
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This may be of some interest to people regarding access to the old mill.

The link below is to the Northern Ireland planning website and shows an Ordinate Survey Development plan for Warrenpoint carried out in 2006. The mill has been identified as an Archaelogical Site and Monument.

http://www.planningni.gov.uk/AreaPlans_ ... int_tc.pdf


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:16 pm 
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greenrooster wrote:
The mill has been identified as an Archaelogical Site and Monument.


Which must be a good thing !!!!

I wonder if the Environment & Heritage Service (DOE) have an opinion on it? What about its actual ownership? What about rights of access regardless of what is built around it? It has been there rather a while longer than some of what is currently in its vicinity.... :rotfl:


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There is great hope for clean wind energy these days but more are now beginning to accept its limitations even in Ireland located as it is on the edge of the Atlantic ocean. The O.S. Memoirs Vol 3 relates some detail about the Warrenpoint windmill as it was in 1836. The windmill was built by Mr Robert Turner in 1802 and was owned by Messrs Isaac Glenny and Sons in 1836. The mill also had a 16 hp steam engine attached and was able to work all year. During the 1950s the base was still in use behind Mather's grocery for extra storage. Stanley


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