Windmühlen im Kreis Neuss

    Full details

    English titleWindmills in the Neuss District
    Authors & editors

    Emsbach, Karl [Author]

    Publisher Kreisheimatbund Neuss
    Year of publication 1990

    German (main text)

    Medium Book

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


    Scope & contentSummary Translation

    A booklet detailing 24 former windmills in the Neusss district in North Rhine-Westphalia, preceded by an overview of the history of windmills: the principles of milling, the social and economic history of millers, and the development of mills until their decline. This part ends with a labelled cross-section of a generic mill.The towers of only 13 mills remain in the district, and only four have sails. Several have been converted to various uses. Most of the others have been demolished without trace.The main body of the text describes each of the mills in turn, and includes historical photos and other illustrations, and, where applicable, more recent photos of the mills in their current state.

    Copies held

    Accession no. 229809

    • Shelf location: W 114.3_EMS
    • Donor: Ken Major Collection