The stone mill is built in 1862 and is the last remaining mill of countless windmills that the municipality of Rijkevorsel once had. Grain was milled here since 1440.
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The stone mill is an upper cruiser. Only the hood is rotatable to the wind. The artificial hill on which the mill is built is called a millmountain or millterp This makes it easier for the millers to sail up the wing of the mill. The mill hull was built by Jan Hoppenbrouwers, a bricklayer from Rijkevorsel. The mill is equipped with one pair of stones to grind grain. A remarkable thing is the large number of windows in the mills hull and the 3 doors that open the mills belt. The heavy-duty windmill turns on a remarkable English made iron construction. There is also a diesel engine (a Blackstone from Stamford, England) dating back to 1950. The mill is a protected monument since 24 June 1993.
You can find the mill at this address: Potbergstraat, Rijkevorsel.