Bannatyne Mill, Limerick

Dock Road
Limerick
Co Limerick
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: 21516002
  • Date: 1870 - 1880
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Store/Warehouse
  • Townland: Dock Road
  • County: Limerick City
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Criteria for Risk

  • Vacant with no identified new use
  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance

Assessment

  • Condition of Structure: Fair
  • Level of Risk: High

Appraisal

The building is only recently vacant but there is no identified new use. Although previously well maintained, it now requires repairs. There are signs of increasing neglect. There is no immediate danger of collapse but condition is such that unless urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate.

Bannatyne Mill is a detached eight-bay, five-storey limestone former corn store, built circa 1874. A very imposing and rare structure, it is technically important due to the fact its frame is made of cast iron. The high degree of detailing on this industrial building is extraordinary when compared with modern industrial buildings, which are almost always devoid of ornamentation. This building urgently requires new uses to be identified to prevent further deterioration of its character.

Recommended Use

  • Commercial

Photograph Credit: buildingsofireland.ie/niah

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