|English title||Guide to the water mills of the lower Rhine|
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||Verein Linker Niederrhein|
|Year of publication||1998|
German (main text)
Wind & watermills by Region > Other Europe (not GB) > Germany, Austria & Switzerland
|Scope & content||Summary Translation |
A guide to the water mills of the Rhine and Issel basin and the Maas basin.
It starts with an overview of the technical and social evolution of water mills, including floating mills, and the uses to which they were put, and their decline in the 20th century.
The main part of the book contains information about 463 mills on the different rivers in the area. The information generally covers each mill’s history, the owners and tenants, developments and changes in use, and its current state. The mills are arranged by river; each section is preceded by information about the relevant river: its source and mouth with their heights above sea level, length and width at different points and average flow rates, as well as more general information about its history.
The book is illustrated with maps, black-and-white photos and a few drawings.
|Keywords||Millwrighting, Milling, Germany, People, Archaeology & history|
Accession no. 229841
- Shelf location: C114-VOG
- Donor: Michael Dufau Collection