H3524 : Turf house, Crom

taken 12 years ago, 6 km WSW of Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Turf house, Crom
Turf house, Crom
The following text is included in an adjoining National Trust information board, "The Turf House was built in about 1840 -when the new castle had been completed. Peat for use as fuel was cut from local bogs belonging to the estate; it was brought from the adjacent dock and stored here.

In about 1865 an engine was installed to pump water to the castle. During the Second World War the engines supplied nearly 2000 gallons of water a day to the troops stationed at Crom.

The dock was built to receive materials for the building of the new castle but it could not be used after the water level of the lough was lowered in the 1880s.

Late in the 19th century a hand-operated sawmill was installed. This was augmented in the 1920s by power saws driven by a Blackstone engine. The mill continued sawing timber grown on the estate until the 1950s"
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H3524, 33 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Monday, 19 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 20 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 359 248 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:10.2749N 7:27.0351W
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Irish: geotagged! H 359 247
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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