• Ballycopeland Windmill

    Image ID
    FOT611077
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    2.3 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3008 x 1960 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    255 x 166 mm
    10.0 x 6.5 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Ballycopeland Windmill Co Down County Down Environment Heritage Historic History Historical Monument Millers house McGilton Kiln House landmark
    Description
    Ballycopeland Windmill. Restored to full working order, this late-18th century corn mill, for flour and animal feed, with its miller's house and associated buildings gives a unique insight into a lost industry. The McGilton family worked the windmill until the 1914-18 War; thankfully they saved the windmill and gave it to the state so that we can enjoy it today. A large wooden pig greets visitors before they enter the kiln house, much to the amusement of younger visitors. Inside the kiln house there is a video explaining how the mill works. There may also be a chance to mill some barley. The Millers house is also open with its impressive kitchen and fireplace containing a unique double flue. The outbuildings now serve as visitor centre with displays, models and audio-visual theatre.
    Uploader
    Simon John Graham
    Contributor
    Simon Graham
    Date Taken
    2006-03-15
    Uploaded on
    2009-08-24
    Collection
    Simon Graham's first collection
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Dominant colour
    #5080C0