De Sprunck - Baarlo, NL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!
N 51° 19.839 E 006° 05.855
32U E 297807 N 5690594
Quick Description: Near the watermill is an old washing place 'de Sprunck'. Sprunck means (water) spring, which means a spontaneous water source. The water is collected in the basin and it has an overflow to the Kwistbeek, where the water mill is located.
Location: Limburg, Netherlands
Date Posted: 1/4/2022 9:51:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM15GQE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Clan Riffster
Views: 4

Long Description:
" From the Middle Ages, this watering hole was used as a watering place for cattle, which had grazed in herds on the common meadows and floodplains of the river Maas and were driven back to the stable in the evening by the farmer.

From the beginning of the 19th century, this source was given the function of a village washing place, surrounded by the 'bleach' to bleach the laundry. The current building dates from 1870.

The women of the village came with wheelbarrows and baskets full of laundry to this washing place to do the laundry. During the washing, the latest village news and from the area were also exchanged."

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Public or Private Land?: Public

Public Land Fees?: 0

Private Land access?: It is on public land

Visit Instructions:
Please post an original picture of the springs no GPS necessary along with your observations of the spring. What wildlife you saw if any and the condition of the springs. Water level was high, low. The area was clean, trashy ect. Any other knowledge or experiences you have had with this paticular spring that would help document it's history.
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