Windlust, March 2009
|Operator(s)||Stichting Erfgoed Kollumerland & Nieuwkruisland|
|Purpose||Corn mill and Barley mill|
|Base storeys||Three-storey base|
|Smock sides||Eight sides|
|Number of sails||Four sails|
|Type of sails||Patent sails with Dekkerised leading edges|
|Winding||Tailpole and winch|
|Number of pairs of millstones||Four pairs|
|Size of millstones||Two pairs 1.40 metres (4 ft 7 in) diameter|
Windlust was a smock mill in Burum, Friesland, Netherlands which had been restored to working order. The mill is listed as a Rijksmonument, number 23744. The mill was destroyed by fire on the 8th of April 2012.
A windmill was recorded at Burum in 1578. The next mention of a mill at Burum was in 1711. This mill burnt down on 12 October 1785. In 1787 a new mill was built to replace it. Reinder Durks Hamming was the owner-miller from 1811 to 1832 and Harmannus Habbema was the owner-miller from c1860 until his death in 1881. Eelke de Kok of Buitenpost took the mill in 1888, working it until 1905 when his nephew Thijs Berends took over. In 1941 the mill was taken by J Bremer.
The mill was restored in 1946, 1957, 1969 and 1975. In 1997, the mill was sold by the Bremers to the Gemeente Kollummerland. A further restoration was completed in 2000, the mill being officially reopened on 6 May - Nationale Molendag. The mill was completely rethatched in 2007.
In the late evening of Easter Sunday 2012 the mill caught fire and was ablaze when the fire brigade arrived. About half an hour after the fire had started the mill collapsed. Following a police enquiry 6 boys in the age of 12 to 14 years were apprehended for causing the fire. The mill was insured for €1.45 million and is currently being rebuilt by millwright companies Kolthof and Vaags.
Windlust was what the Dutch describe as a "stellingmolen" . It was a three-storey smock mill with a stage on a three-storey base. The base was wooden, on a low brick foundation. The stage was at third-floor level, 6.10 metres (20 ft 0 in) above ground level. The mill was winded by tailpole and winch. The four Patent sails, which had a span of 21.00 metres (68 ft 11 in), were carried in a cast-iron windshaft which was cast by Prins van Oranje, Den Haag in 1892. The windshaft also carried the brake wheel which had 67 cogs. This drove the wallower (34 cogs) at the top of the upright shaft. At the bottom of the upright shaft, the great spur wheel (103 cogs) drove a pair of 1.40 metres (4 ft 7 in) diameter French Burr millstones via a lantern pinion stone nut with 27 staves. A second pair of 1.40 metres (4 ft 7 in) diameter French Burr millstones were driven via a lantern pinion stone nut with 31 staves. The millstones used for producing pearl barley were driven by lantern pinion stone nuts with 20 and 21 staves respectively.
- Reinder Durks Hamming (1811–32)
- Hermanus Habbema (c1860-81)
- Eelke de Kok (1888-1905)
- Thijs Berends (1905–41)
- J Bremer (1941- )
Reference for above:-
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