M8689 : Elphin Windmill

taken 20 years ago, near to Elphin, Co Roscommon, Ireland

Elphin Windmill
Elphin Windmill
Detached circular-plan three-stage windmill, built c.1730, and restored in 1996. Thatched rye rotating roof with four timber sails. Timber tail pole connected to roof and resting on cart wheel to ground, used to direct the sail. Fixed pane glass to upper storey windows. Timber battened doors to both entrances. Modern single-storey ''Windmill Cottage'' to south of mill in use as visitor's centre.
This early-eighteenth century fully-restored wind mill is a credit to the town of Elphin. It stands as a reminder of when the mill, thought to have been originally built by local landowner and Bishop of Elphin, Edward Synge, provided meal for the local population. By 1830 the mill was in ruins. It was sympathetically restored under a three-year project by the FÁS scheme. It is an interesting and rare structure of architectural heritage and is a captivating landmark.
Description taken from: LinkExternal link
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Pauline Leverett and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Loading map... (JavaScript required)
Grid Square
M8689   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Thursday, 19 August, 2004   (more nearby)
Saturday, 19 March, 2011
Windmill > Windmill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 8662 8911 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:51.0853N 8:12.2430W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! M 8662 8911
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
Clickable map

Image classification(about): Geograph (First for M8689) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
This page has been viewed about 291 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
Background for photo viewing: White / /
W Go E
thumbs up icon
You are not logged in login | register