H7545 : Engine house, Caledon

taken 5 years ago, near to Caledon and Tynan, Northern Ireland

Engine house, Caledon
Engine house, Caledon
This was the scene the last time I was here in November 2007 H7545 : Disused Factory at Caledon

This information was read here H7545 : Blackwater Heritage Trail Information Board

Although the former Mill building was six storeys high all that remains today is a derelict engine house which previously housed an early example of a beam engine helping to power two water wheels when the river level was low. The Beam Engine was replaced by a more efficient water turbine in the 19th century. The original Corn Mill was built in 1823 by James Du Pre Alexander then re-opened as a woollen mill by Messrs Snerrall Company in 1882.This had 40 looms and employed over 1,000 people manufacturing a wide range of different products including tweed, serge, blankets, costumes and flannel. From 1902 the mill was operated by Messrs Fulton and Company before finally closing in 1930. Unfortunately most of the original Mill buildings were demolished in the 1980s making way for a new Blackwater Drainage Scheme.The remains of an old bridge in an open field nearby are all that remain of a former mill race serving the mill H7545 : Remains of a bridge, Caledon

An update to this information is that I have been informed that the old beam engine is still located here
Old mills in Ireland
Some old buildings which I have pictured in various condition, some of which have been restored and are in working order.
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Wednesday, 30 July, 2014   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 31 July, 2014
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Energy infrastructure  Industry 
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Irish: geotagged! H 758 452 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:21.0082N 6:50.0656W
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