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- At the South-east corner of the Island I was told there once was a mill for grinding corn. It is marked on the enclosed sketch-map, no trace of it exists today.
I was told by John Slattery in whose land the mill was that the driving power was the sea-water which was trapped at high-water in Spring-tide on this low beach and the mill wheel was turned by the escaping water as the tide went out.
There once was a big village at this part of the island as the owner of the land often met with foundations of houses and lots of cockle-shell dumps in this area. About 100 yds from where the village stood is a spring well about 8 ft deep which supplied them with water. An old Bittling stone still stands at the [weel?].[??] na Cilpe.
This is at the south of the island, facing the main-land, indicated on sketch-map also is [?].
Here Kelp was burned years ago as the name indicates. The Kelp I was told was not for sale but made solely in order to bleach the linen thread, then extensively grown and used in Fenit district.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.