Wheat mill, then flour Baudin-Allard, French Heritage monument to St varent

The old workshop in coated rubble, had two-storey square before the fire
* It was lowered to a level. Employer housing has a square floor. The two buildings damaged by fire were covered with cement asbestos. The new workshop of manufacturing, cement concrete, has three floors square. The metal frame is covered with an asbestos cement roof. In 1882, two watermills juxtaposed, related to two windmills, operated one by Pierre Coutault, the other by Pierre Simmoneau. Pierre Coutault had rebuilt his mill in 1887 and converted flour mill during the 1st quarter of the 20th century, while the other stops working. In the 1930s, flour milling capacity is 60 quintals per day. Purchased by Joseph Baudin in 1947, it was taken over by the son of the latter in 1968 after buildings have been ruined in a fire. New premises, which the plan is designed by a company installation, are built in 500 m from the first site. This new mill runs only on electricity. Joseph Baudin son joins forces with his brother-in-law and founded the company Baudin-Allard. Better conditions of access to the building and the much larger premises allow the company to grow. The establishment is also extended to 1976. The two sons of the partners have taken over since the 1990s, and the company is still in business. The first mill buildings have been rehabilitated.At the time of the fire, the equipment included four cylinder machines and a pneumatic system recently installed a turbine-driven. A diesel engine was the hydraulic power during periods of low water.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

wheat mill, then flour Baudin-Allard

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

wheat mill, then flour Baudin-Allard, The old workshop in coated rubble, had two-storey square before the fire; It was lowered to a level. Employer housing has a square floor. The two buildings (...) Wheat mill, then flour Baudin-Allard, French Heritage monument to St varent st varent, deux sevres

Location and general information

  • identifier : 155080
  • item : moulin à blé, puis minoterie Baudin-Allard
  • Location of the building :
    • Poitou-Charentes
    • Deux-Sèvres
    • Saint-Varent
  • Place name : Conquenuche
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 79299
  • Zip code of the municipality : 79330
  • Order in the communal list : 5
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 3 names :
    • mill
    • Grist Mill
    • mill
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : restored

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 6 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 4th quarter 19th century
    • 20th century
    • 1st quarter 20th century
    • 3rd quarter 20th century
    • 4th quarter 20th century
  • Year : 1887
  • Investigation : 2003
  • Date taken into account : 2004/06/28

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 5 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • rubble
    • coating
    • concrete
    • concrete blockwork
    • granite
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 4 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • sprocket cover
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is asbestos cement roofing
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • A mode of coverage listed 'steelwork apparent'
  • Floors :
    • floor type : 3-storey square
  • 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) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas : 7 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • housing
    • workshop
    • manufacturing workshop
    • housing employers
    • shelter
    • bypass reach
    • reach
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other :
    • other Information : private property
  • Author of the survey MH : Moisdon-Pouvreau Pascale
  • Mérimée reference : IA79002196

The complete official record is available at Conseil régional de Poitou-Charentes - Service chargé de l'inventaire102, Grand'Rue - BP 553 86020 Poitiers Cedex -

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