Erry Mill, Clara

Erry (Maryborough)
Clara
Co Offaly
Ireland

Details

  • NIAH Ref: 14802020
  • Date: 1780 - 1820
  • Rating: Regional
  • Orig. Use: Mill (Water)
  • Townland: Erry (Maryborough)
  • County: Offaly
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  • Last Reviewed: August 2019

Criteria for Risk

  • Vacant with no identified new use
  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance
  • Fire damaged
  • Threatened with demolition
  • Abandoned ruin

Assessment

  • Condition of Structure: Poor
  • Level of Risk: Critical

Appraisal

The building is extensively fire damaged and suffering from major conservation problems. It is partially roofless with very little of the interior remaining.

Following refusal by An Bord Pleanála for the residential element of a mixed use scheme granted by Offaly County Council, the developer has failed to continue with commercial and retail development on the basis that it would no longer be cost effective without the residential element. A serious fire has occurred, which left the roof seriously damaged. The owner has indicated his desire to demolish the structure following failure of original scheme and lack of funding from the Council to support its maintenance. The structure is of significant historic importance and requires conservation works to prevent further deterioration.

Recommended Use

  • Conservation

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