Brundby Stubmølle - Brundby, Region Midtjylland, Denmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FamilieFrohne
N 55° 49.175 E 010° 36.377
32U E 600641 N 6187167
Quick Description: Brundby Stump Mill was built in the early 17th century and is located in the town of Brundby on the Danish island of Samsø. During it's life time it was moved twice.
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 2/12/2022 6:31:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM15QWR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:

The stump mill at Brundby, a village south-east of the town of Tranebjerg on the Danish island of Samsø, is considered to be one of the oldest in Denmark. Originally built in the early 17th century on the western island of Endelave (which is about 20km WSW of the current position), it was moved after disassembly with a boat and a cart to Dansebjerg (N 55° 48.490 E 010° 36.040), a small hill south of Brundby after 1683. Because the clayey soil of Dansebjerg was used to build houses on Samsø, the mill had to move a second time in 1817. It was disassembled again and was rebuilt on its current position of Kolhøj north of Brundby.

The square mill body is covered with vertically aligned boards, above which sits a simple thatched roof, and the windmill's blades are covered with canvas for operation. Grain was ground in the mill until 1939, after which the mill stood empty and fell into disrepair. In 1964 the mill was placed under monument protection, restored and a mill museum set up. Another major restoration was carried out between 2010 and 2015.

The mill can be visited during the Danish summer holidays from mid-June to the end of August on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is 20 DKK for adults.

References:
- sign at the mill
- Brundby Stubmølle, Samsø museum (Danish language)

Original Location: N 55° 48.490 W 010° 36.040

How it was moved: Disassembled

Type of move: City to City

Building Status: Public

Related Website: [Web Link]

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