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Aan de Pegstukken

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Status  Rijksmonument (33574)
Country  Netherlands
Opened  1845
Province  North Brabant
Type  Windmill
Completed  1845
Town or city  Schijndel
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Address  De Pegstukken 27 5482 GC, Schijndel
Designations  Gristmill, currently out of service
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Aan de Pegstukken (English: At the Pegstukken) is a windmill located on De Pegstukken 27 in Schijndel, North Brabant, Netherlands. Built in 1845 on an artificial hill, the windmill functioned as a gristmill. The mill was built as a tower mill and its sails have a span of 25.25 metres (82.8 ft). The mill is a national monument (nr 33574) since 19 September 1973. The name of the mill comes from the street it is located on.

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Map of Aan de Pegstukken, Schijndel, Netherlands

History

The mill was built in 1845 on order of the family De Backer. During World War II it was part of the frontline and took damage. It was restored after the war. In 1967 the municipality bought the mill from the De Backer family and had it restored. In later days houses were built around the mill, decreasing its visibility and the wind it can catch.

The mill is open to the public once a week on Saturdays.

References

Aan de Pegstukken Wikipedia


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