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Newsletter 87, Winter 2009 Hampshire Mills Group

READING MATTERS
 

Book Reviews by Mick Edgeworth

Mills of Ireland:  A list dated about 1860. Compiled by William E. Hogg

Published by the author. 2008  ISBN 0953224678 Pbk.

This book follows on from the above and contains even more information about Irish mills.

Contents:- OS Triangulation Survey, Irish millstones, Millers and Mill-workers (by name & mill), with an occasional copy of part of the 6 inch map around a mill.

 

The Millers and Mills of Ireland of about 1850 by William E. Hogg

Published by the author. 2nd edition in Jan 2000 ISBN 0953224635 Pbk  0953224643 hbk 489Pp Price 22.

The author examined all of the OS 6 inch maps of Ireland circa 1850 and the Valuation Office Mill Books, and noted all of the details of anything that was worked by water-power. It contains an index of Millers and Mill-owners, an index of mill-workers and an index of Townland names (many of which have fallen from general use). It also has 12 black and white archive photos and 20 colour photos of surviving mills.

The list of mills by county, townland/parish includes type of mill, diameter of water wheel, breadth of buckets, fall of water, number of stones, number of men employed, number of hours the mill was daily employed and the valuation of the water power. Also, there are descriptions of the mill and the business.. There is also a collection of local mill histories.

To anyone interested in the milling industry of Ireland it must be amazing  to have such a wealth of information presented so easily, however it is not a book for the general reader.  But, this is definitely a book for genealogists and 'mill-nuts'!

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