Die Höltermann’sche Wassermühle in Damme

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English titleGerman mill guides 9, The Höltermann watermill in Damme
Authors & editors

Friemerding, Wolfgang [Author]
Wormuth, Rüdiger [Author]

Publisher Mühlenvereinigung Niedersachsen - Bremen
Year of publication 2000

German (main text)

Medium Book
SeriesDeutsche Mühlenführer:
No. in series9

Wind & watermills > Other Europe (not GB) > Germany, Austria & Switzerland


Scope & contentSummary Translation

A guide to the watermill on the small Damme stream, which once had three mills on a stretch only 1.7 km long with a fall of 25 meters. The location of the current mill was first documented in 1294. Over the centuries the mill has been rebuilt or altered several times: the surviving mechanism dates from the first half of the 19th century.

The guide starts with a description of the technology of the wheel and the milling process, and details the reconstruction of the overshot wheel, completed in 1999. It goes on to tell the history of the mill and conflicts between millers, the changes in regulations and the rise of windmills.

The last active miller, who gave up in 1964, used a diesel or electrically operated hammer. The mill was restored in the 1990s and is now open to visitors twice a month.The booklet is illustrated with black-and-white photos, a sketch map of the location, a cross-section diagram, and diagrams of the wheel.

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