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Germany - Lage, watermill

The watermill in Lage was first officially mentioned in the year of 1270. It was about 200 years later that King Philip II of Spain, as ruler of the Netherlands, approved building of a mill on the river Dinkel. It is supposed that this was a reconstruction or expansion of an existing mill.

The current mill looks like it is from the late 17th century. A distinguishing feature is the two undershot waterwheels that drive both a flour mill and an oil mill. In the early years of the 20th century, electricity was also generated at the mill to supply the community of Lage. After World War I, the oil mill was shut down. The grist mill kept running until 1957, although the last years by a diesel engine. After the last miller’s death, the mill stood empty.

In 1962, when the building was threatening to fall down, the most urgent safety work started. Ten years later, Grafschaft Bentheim brought about a comprehensive restoration on the mill, giving it once more its two waterwheels and restoring the weir to improve flow rates. Nowadays the mill can be run again.

(Lage, or officially Herrlichkeit Lage), refers to the time between the end of the Thirty Years' War and the year of 1803, in which Lage was an independent small state with its own jurisdiction. Since the late 19th century large parts of Lage are Dutch-owned, since 1977 by the Dutch ‘Twickel Foundation’.)
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35 comments

cammino said:

Schön, dass eine so alte Mühle erhalten werden konnte.
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Guy Bacca (guybac) said:

Excellente présentation de ce très beau moulin à eau. Belle série d'images qui le montre sous différents angles et dans son environnement
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Mecklenburg-Foto said:

Ein passendes Bild zum heutigen Deutschen Mühlentag!
www.deutsche-muehlen.de/muehlen-erleben/deutscher-muehlentag
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Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* said:

superbe moulin à eau et paysage ! belle série intéressante********************
belle semaine mon ami♫
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

beautiful image Jaap

Happy Monday and week!
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Madeleine Defawes said:

Superbes images de ce beau moulin !
Bon lundi de Pentecôte. Amitiés
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Franck Chabal said:

Bon début de semaine Jaap.
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Malik Raoulda said:

Admirable et excellente série bien documentée et admirablement partagée.
Bonne et agréable semaine paisible et reposante.
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Patrick Brandy said:

Belle photo de ce superbe moulin à eau merci pour l'info bonne journée.
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Günter Klaus said:

Da hast du wieder eine sehr schöne Mühle mit diesen zwei Rädern entdeckt lieber Jaapsehr schön sind deine Aufnahmen dazu :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,liebe Grüße Güni :))
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Don Sutherland said:

Gorgeous watermill.
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Loose_Grip/Pete said:

Great historical water mill
HBM Jaap
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Nicole Merdrignac said:

Superbe photo . Merci pour l'explication. Bonne semaine.
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Percy Schramm said:

Nice to see this beautiful old watermill.
3 weeks ago

Nora Caracci said:

lovely old mill very well documented !
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