Moulin de adaptation, French Heritage monument to Dienne

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Date 1807

The mill dates from the XVIIe century for some, others advance the date of 1646, the historic buildings propose the date of 1807 (surely relative at the date related to the lintel of the small opening in frontage to see photo united).

As for much of mills locate in zone of altitude, a level transport on torrents of altitude led has a tank transport of hands of man who allows him the drive of the mechanism.

The mechanism functions according to the principle of the horizontal wheel has trough, a lower grinding stone fixes posee on a lintel, surmontee of another mobile grinding stone turning on it, these two grinding stones are crossed by a vertical axis animates by a horizontal wheel has troughs.

Less known of the general public, because they are often invisible and less widespread, horizontal the wheels known as has troughs are dotees blades (or troughs) of forms curved. Water coming from the tank locates higher makes it possible to thus increase from the low provision (often under the mill) and horizontal of the wheel the drop height the horse-power of the unit.

The interior mechanism out of wooden was restores by Bernard Rougerie and a group of raised cabinetmaker. The project of restoration was supported by the vice-chancellorship of Clermont-Ferrand, the Regional management of the cultural affairs of Auvergne, the foundation of the National federation of the BTP and association Dienne Inheritance.

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lintel has crossettes

One notes also the particularly large opening of the mill surmounts by a lintel has crossettes same relieves to him by a relieving arch. This opening having made party of the project of restoration as it should be received a door of wood with the identical one. The nails of the old door seems to have been recovers one by one to replace them on new joineries.

The mill became communal property in the years 1990.

In 1999, during the Lothar storm, the mill it east finds buried under a cluster of trees uproot by the wind.

Moulin de adaptation
Crédit photo : (Moulin de adaptation, dienne)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Moulin de adaptation, Mill built in 1807, designed according to the principle of the horizontal wheel tipping: a fixed lower millstone on a lintel, surmounted by an another mobile (...) Moulin de adaptation, French Heritage monument to Dienne dienne, cantal

Location and general information

  • identifier : 14496
  • item : Moulin de Drils
  • Location of the building :
    • Auvergne
    • Dienne
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 15061
  • Zip code of the municipality : 15300
  • Order in the communal list : 5
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : mill
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 1st quarter 19th century
  • Year : 1807
  • Date of protection : 2003/05/19 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 2004/07/12

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :3 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • channel
    • mechanism
    • reach
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • property of the municipality
    • private property 2003
  • Details : Le moulin en totalité, y compris le mécanisme et le système hydraulique comprenant le bief d' amenée, la retenue, le canal de décharge et le canal de fuite (cad. AZ 23,209,210) : inscription par arrêté du 19 mai 2003
  • Mérimée reference : PA15000020

Contributions documentaries made by visitors

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GUYTUS3 says of the history of this building :

J'ai visité ce moulin en 2009, j'ai apprécié le travail de restauration d'un professeur et ses élèves, labeur de quelques années récompensées par ce magnifique résultat.

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Moulin de adaptation, French Heritage monument to Dienne. Picture of GUYTUS3
Moulin de Drils, dienne
Moulin de adaptation, French Heritage monument to Dienne. Picture of GUYTUS3
Moulin de Drils, dienne

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