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Village mill of Oostkerke

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The Oostkerke village mill was first mentioned in 1336 and was owned by the lords of Oostkerke. Later mentions: in 1459, 1481 and in 1571 by Pourbus. It was destroyed during the 80 Years War (1568-1648). Towards the end of the war the wooden post mill was rebuilt (in 1643 to be precise). The mill burned down in 1874.

Immediately afterwards, the current stone ground sailor was built on the mound where the previous mill stood. One mill iron dates from 1643 and the mill cap bears the year 1874. There is also a memorial stone commemorating a fatal accident that occurred here in 1924 when the young miller's son was caught by one of the rotating blades of the mill. After this event, the mill was no longer milled.

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