School: Carrowreagh (roll number 16884)

Carrowreagh, Co. Donegal
Annie Davidson
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1109, Page 132

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1109, Page 132

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  1. (years 900 old)
    200 Years since it was wrought
    [Drawing] - Quern
    Drawn ¼ of full size
    18 inches across
    14 inches high
    pot 10" deep.
    Pot hole 12'' wide diameter
    sides slope down - see inner circle
    pot hole
    12 inches wide at top
    sides slope down like a pot
    10 inches deep
    Mrs Speers Altagh, Derry, where the pot is still in their garden.
    Measured by Mr. James Speer son.
    The grey marking round sides shows (he explains) where it is worn away by knives being sharpened on it.
    House (dwelling house where these people reside is very old, built about the years 1708 - walls 3 feet thick at bottom, and 2f 6in at top. Very large rough stones
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Mr Foster
    c. 80
    Altaghaderry, Co. Donegal