Mill Lonnekermolen - Lonneker (bij Enschede)
The current mill is the successor to a predecessor that burned down in 1847. The remains of this mill were sold to B.W.Bleedstein, who had a stone belt mill built opposite the old mill on the Lonneker Molenweg. In 1851, the new mill was put into operation. During a restoration in 1865, because of moisture problems in the mill, the outside was made with a thatched roof. In 1916, the mill was stopped by the then owners due to decay. Due to the First World War, the restoration of the mill was only completed in 1924. Shortly after the recovery, the mill was hit by the infamous hurricane, which had also hit Borculo that day. In 1953 the private operation of the mill was no longer profitable and therefore the mill was sold to the municipality of Enschede in 1962. The mill was restored in the years 1962 to 1964 and in 1985. The mill caught fire in February 2016. Due to the special construction of a layer of reed around the stone hull, the damage is mainly limited to the reed. The planned transfer of the municipality of Enschede to the Heritage Lonneker Foundation has now been postponed due to the fire, but the mill is still running.
Lonneker Molenweg 80
7525 PC Lonneker (bij Enschede)
|Wednesday||13:30 - 16:30|
|Saturday||09:30 - 12:30|
The mill can be visited by appointment as well.