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JHM New site DEC 2018 – 2019

The stone mountain mill.


In 1855 the wooden oil windmill was replaced exactly at the same place by the current stone mountain mill. Maximum use was made of parts of the predecessor. For example, a number of beams were processed into attic beams. In contrast to the wooden mill, the stone mill was given a dual function: grinding grain and striking oil. This was probably the main reason for the replacement. In general, stone mills have a larger production capacity and there is more work and storage space.

Builder was Jan David, grandson of Frans (the original founder) and married to Sophie Declercq. On 8 July 1867 he was able to purchase the land at the church factory of Ardooie (notary Slock). The couple, who had no children, moved to Pittem in 1877. After Jan's death in 1887, the mill came into the possession of his widow (for usufruct) and Edward Veys-David, rentier in Pittem (as the bare owner). Edward died in 1915. However, he did not grind himself at the mill, but left this to tenant millers.

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