Belgium "Hertboom" Windmill (exterior)

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Gert Lucas

About this spot
The windmill of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Lombeek keeps its original name for 600 years. Over the past century, two nicknames push the original name into the background. With the current restoration, the historic name is also being restored.

The Hertboommolen is a wooden stake or standard mill with an open base. It is a flour mill by function.

Like most mills in the Pajottenland and the vast majority of mills in general, the Hertboommolen is a corn or grain mill. It served to grind grain. Logically, in 1866 cereal crops took up one third of the total area of ​​Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Lombeek.

Flour mills have been an indispensable link in the agricultural economy since the Middle Ages. The demand for grinding capacity is high; bread is the most important product of life.

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