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Mamre, Western Cape

Date:1844 : 1873


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33°30'28.86" S 18°28'18.10 E Alt: 183m

This mill replaced a horse mill which had been built in 1830. The iron parts were obtained from a disused mill in Cape Town. In 1873 the miller's dwelling was added to the building with an iron roof and loft windows. The mill was so successful that later in the century it was replaced by a steam mill. In 1973 the mill was restored by the Rembrandt Group and is now a museum. (Picton-Seymour 1989:79; Fransen 2004:334)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books that reference Watermill

Fransen, Hans. 2004. The old buildings of the Cape. A survey of extant architecture from before c1910 in the area of Cape Town - Calvinia - Colesberg - Uitenhage. Johannesburg & Cape Town: Jonathan Ball Publishers. pg 334 ill, 335
Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pg 79
Richardson, Deirdré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 118