Gorticashel Flax Mill, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

A Water powered Flax mill and Scutching mill in the historic county of Down, Northern Ireland.

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The small flax mill was built in 1850 and came from the townland of Gortiscashel in the Sperrin Mountains of County Tyrone. Scutch mills were sited on suitable rivers in flax growing areas. The mill was dismantled and moved to the Folk Museum in the 1960s.

Full details

Power source Water
Mill type Watermill
Mill functions Flax mill, Scutching mill
Archive ID 12968
Location Holywood
Historic county Down
Country Northern Ireland
Latitude 54.64610565598029
Longitude -5.79019295337298