This water mill dates from 1226. It belonged in half to the lord and the chapter of Sainte-Waudru in Mons.
The peasants of Braine-le-Château and Haut-Ittre were obliged to come here and mill their grain, and paid a "banality" to the lord of the castle which still belongs to Count Cornet Ways Ruart, descendant of the family of the Counts of Robiano. The site has been classified since 1954 and the mill since 1970.
The mill as we know it today is made of arkoze stones or granite and local bricks. The buildings were remodelled and enlarged in the 18th century. This mill "worked" until 1947.
The mill had three floors, with holes in it, but we didn't land on the first floor. The cord is not for hang up somebody but for the flour bags
There is not much to say except that I had never seen an orchid like the last picture left !
It was really a very beautiful exhibition. Unfortunately the prices were also beautiful ! But people bought !
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