Hazewind, Gieten

Groningen, Netherlands

Hazewind, Gieten

Hazewind is a smock mill in Gieten, Drenthe, Netherlands. It was built in 1833 and has been restored to working order. The mill is listed as a Rijksmonument, number 16126.

In the early nineteenth century, farmers in Gieten had to take their corn to Eext, Gasselte or Annerveen to be ground. In 1805, two builders from Oosterhesselen who had been restoring the church at Gieten proposed that a windmill should be built. Although there were many supporters there were also a lot of objectors to the plan. Among the objectors were Messrs Braams, Hiddingh and Grevelink, millers at Eext, Gasselte and Annerveen respectively. Therefore, the plan to build a windmill at Gieten was put on ice.

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