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Ballycopeland Windmill, Millisle
Grid reference: J 579 760
Postcode: BT22 2DS
At Millisle. From Belfast, take A20 to Newtonards, then B172. Follow brown signs.
A 4-storey, tower mill with a boat-shaped cap. Built in the late 18th or early 19th century, it was worked
by the McGilton family until the First World War, and between 1950 and 1978 it was gradually restored to full
working order after falling into disrepair. The only surviving mill with sails incorporating Captain Hooper's
Patent Reefing Gear. The mill is in the care of the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland.
Opening times 2017
Usually July - September, Friday
to Sunday, 10.00-17.00 To be confirmed.
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
13th May 10.30 - 16.30. Sunday 14th May
12.00 - 16.30.
Historic Environment Division: State Care Heritage Branch
enquiries: tel 0289082 3207 or 028 9082 3205