Watermill

The Rootmolen’s renovated grain mill has been active from 1284 till 1971. The mill-wheel grinded grain and malt for tenants and farmers in the vicinity. It operates undershot and has two stone couples on the stone attic. The large waterwheel, with own lock, is carried by a massive oak axis, has iron blades and moves a mass of about 11 ton through the wooden wheelwork. Our village is thus aptly named ‘Vliermaalroot’, referring to the ‘retting of flax’ in ponds and streams.

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