Photographer's Note

'Houdt Braef Standt' is the name of this mill built in 1856. It is written in old Dutch and means "keeps standing strong". It is situated in Wilsum close to the IJssel river. This mill is standing much higher then most of the other mills in the Netherlands. The mill is classified as a monument with an important value to the landscape.

It is an eight sided scaffolding mill originally used to grind corn. The bottom section is built of brick stones and the top covered with reed. In 1963 the mill received important parts from an other mill in Hellendoorn and in 1986 it was renovated again. Today parts of the mill are used as a house but still it could also be used for grinding.

Source: www.molendatabase.nl

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