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Ruines de moulins

Water and the mill

Credit : ©J.DAMASE/PSC

Man's use of the driving force of water to grind cereals has been a true symbol of progress. In the past, only human or animal power operated the "blood" mills. The old water mills of the Limousin had an important function in rural societies. On streams, mills were equipped with diversion canals (mill races) or small ponds to increase water flow. Bucket mills, with their horizontal wheel, were more common than vertical wheel mills.

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Lat : 45.8758Lng : 1.90863
194 d

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