Flour mill, French Heritage monument to Bretoncelles

canton of Remalard

It is in the South East of Mortagne, having in the West p. Sud, the canton of Wedding; in Nors that of Longny, and in the East and South, sub-prefecture of Nogent-le-Rotrou, department of the Eure and Loir.

It contains eleven communes

  • Remalard.
  • Condeau.
  • Moutiers.
  • Bellou-on-Huine.
  • Coulonges.
  • Saint-Germain-of-Grois
  • Bretoncelles.
  • Dorceau.
  • Saint-Jean-of-Meurgers.
  • Cop.
  • The Madeleine-Grooving plane.

Its population is of 1162e habitans, its land income of 295,162 FR. 12 centimes, its quota in the land tax of 70,076 F. 80 centimes, in that transferable of 7,464 FR. 66 centimes. 2,862 fires there are counted.

The Norman or one-year-old wood, the red fresquin, it and the white amere, is the apple trees which one follows the culture; one acts about it in the same way with regard to the pear trees of francjeu, the she-goat, calleville, caresis, sauger, chiencuilleroux and the hive: all these fruits are good only has to make cider, excludes apple known as of red which is soft in the winter: it good is cooked and raw: the fruit-lofts transport it has Verneuil and in Ferte-Vidame. The pear of calleville, rather abundant in the commune of the Madeleine-Grooving plane, is not good has cidrer: it is of high guard and excellent cooked, especially out of compotes and tapee: it is sold, for the town of Chartres, or it is estimee. There is in this canton, infinitely more apple trees than of pear trees: there is with the surroundings, of pears has knife, excellent, such as the echelette, the beure, the calleville and the rousselet.

This canton is montueux, which returns the nature and the quality of the grounds singularly variees. One counts 2 parts 11/12 of fatty or strong grounds there; 0 part 1/12 of heathers; 2 parts 8/12 the sandy ones; 1 part 6/12 the stony ones; 2 parts 10/12 the stony ones; 0 part 6/12 the argillaceous ones, and 0 part 6/12 the light ones. The arable lands produced in the new year, seed prelevee, 32,710 quintals, corn, rye and barley, and 9,936 quintals of oats. Close have gives 24,150 quintals of hay.

The principal rivers are Huine, Corbionne or Bell and Commauche.

There are twenty-four water mills and has corn; two has fuller and has tan, a paper mill, and a furnace has to melt iron mine
The mills has corn are:

The fulling mills are has Remalard and has Bretoncelles, that has tan has Remalard, the paper mill has Bellou, and the furnace with the Madeleine-Grooving plane.

There are three tanneries has Remalard, a tilery has Bretoncelles, Coulonges, Moutiers, Remalard and Condeau, and a ground pottery has Bretoncelles.

Source: Chorography of IVe communal district of the department of the Flowering ash by Louis Charles Nicolas Delestang 1803.


Workshop has 3 stages cross-sections surmount by a stage of roof contiguous employers' housing, has 1 stage squares covered of tile punt curves brick bays and chains of angle.

Mill attests in 1809 producing 4,5 quintals of flour daily regulates by order of the prefect of April 12, 1856 demolished about 1870 and rebuilt towards 1872 discontinuance of business about 1960.

A vertical waterwheel by in top disappeared today, a pair of grinding stones and a pair being unemployed in 1930

Source: Ministry for the culture.


N? 3637: Waste Of the President Of the Republic (contresign by the public Minister for Labour) which authorizes, (etc) 8 the Walking sior, has to preserve its mill, commune of Bretoncelles (Flowering ash); (etc) on May 30, 1850 (ndw: impossible D knowledge if the mill concerns is celuis of this card)

Flour mill
Crédit photo : (Flour mill, bretoncelles)

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

Flour mill, Workshop 3 storey square surmounted of a climax stage; business accommodation adjoining, 1 covered square floor of flat tile; Hanger bays and chains of corner (...) Flour mill, French Heritage monument to Bretoncelles bretoncelles, orne

Location and general information

  • identifier : 100145
  • item : Moulin à Farine
  • Location of the building :
    • Basse-Normandie
    • Bretoncelles
  • Place name : le Moulin-Neuf
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 61061
  • Zip code of the municipality : 61110
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • mill
    • flour mill
  • State :
    • current state of the monument : abandoned

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 3rd quarter 19th century
  • Investigation : 1987
  • Date taken into account : 1990/07/11

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 2 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • coating
    • brick
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 4 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • sprocket cover
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) : 2 elements in the composition of the hedge, among them we noted
    • slate
    • flat tile
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors : 2 type of floors in this manual :
    • floor height
    • 3-storey square
  • Stairs :
    • A staircase has been cataloged in this monument is of type : stairs in work-
  • 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 : 6 distinct parts in the constitution of this place :
    • housing
    • workshop
    • manufacturing workshop
    • housing employers
    • channel
    • shelter
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • This building has been assigned the following use : home


  • Other :
    • other Information : private property
  • Author of the survey MH : Lecherbonnier Yannick
  • Mérimée reference : IA00061064

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