Mill de Lelie

Mill de Lelie - Puttershoek

N 51.80267 / E 4.575175

This mill was built in 1836 by order of Cornelis van Holst. The on-site seesaw corn mill was then demolished. What is exceptional is that this seesaw corn mill, purchased in 1829, was already replaced by Cornelis van Holst in 1836 by a stone mill that was built entirely from new materials. The family lived in the miller's house. If stones could speak, this mill would have a lot to say about happiness and misfortune. A miller who went bankrupt, converting it with a steam locomotive, grinding grain for the poor, a deadly accident: the mill has experienced it all.

Until 1945, stones were ground with three couples: a blue stone for grinding wheat for the bakers, a 16th artificial grinding stone for animal feed and a breaking stone for breaking horse beans and later corn. The then six bakers in Puttershoek took two to three bales of 50 kilos each week and the animal feed turnover was also quite large. In 1948 Leeuwenburgh bought the already derelict windmill and in 1955 handed it over to the municipality of Puttershoek for only one guilder. The municipality of Puttershoek had the mill restored immediately afterwards. Then the stone hull was turned white. Later, the entire hull was sandblasted, returning the natural stone color. The mill was restored again in 1987 and has been managed by the Stichting Molens Binnenmaas since 1992. De Lelie and can be seen rotating regularly, the miller occasionally grinds some animalfeed for demonstration.

Mill de Lelie

Mill de Lelie
Molendijk 2
3297 LC Puttershoek

Contact details
T: +31657379439

Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday Closed

On other days the mill can be visited by appointment.

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