Strasse der Wind- und Wassermühlen

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    English titleWind and watermill route
    Authors & editors

    Düring, Klaus V [Author]

    Publisher Verlag Friedrich Rover
    Year of publication 1977

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

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


    Scope & contentSummary TranslationA description of windmills and water mills in the district of Osterholz-Scharmbeck in Lower Saxony. The introductory pages cover the history of mills and the different types, the rights connected with mills, old grain measures, ownership, German and foreign currencies with their value in Conventions money of 1780/90 and in pfennig as of 1871, a political timeline from 500 to 1871, and a list of wind and water mills built in the district from 1182 to 1882 with a map of mill locations in 1802, and a series of diagrams of the position of sails to convey different messages.The remainder of the book contains a detailed description of eight windmills, two water mills and two weirs, including information about the millers and documentation of legal cases concerning the mills.The book is illustrated with diagrams, photos of mills and mill components, and reproductions of historical documents. The inside covers, front and back, contain a sketch map of the mill route.

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