• 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 stock image stock photo
    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