Hackfort watermill

Hackfort watermill - Vorden

N 52.099673 / E 6.278208

Hacvorde is the first name to appear in 1324. The castle is situated on the Baaksche beek and, in view of the name, near a once fordable spot. In the 14th century, the name was mentioned and the Van Hackfort family appeared. During the 80-year war Hackfort suffers great damage. Borchard van Westerholt rebuilds the castle by reusing existing parts; here and there the present wall work differs.

In 1788, the main house was given its present appearance, the moats were filled in and the gatehouse and outbuildings were demolished. The water mill had already been shut down in 1952 because of the poor condition of the water wheel and the mill building, and because the Hackfort stream contained too little water. From May 1997 the recovery plans gained momentum, literally and figuratively, because the Rijn and IJssel Water Board ensured that more water would flow through the Hackfort stream. A new weir was placed near the mill. In the early spring of 1998 a new water wheel was installed.

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Hackfort watermill

Hackfort watermill
Baakseweg 8
7251 RH Vorden

Contact details
T: 0575-553303 (opzichter Natuurmonumenten)
E: info@natuurmonumenten.nl

The estate is freely accessible; the house and its immediate surroundings are not. The watermill turns every Saturday from 10.00 - 16.00 hours.

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