Moulin de la Tour (Ivry-sur-Seine)

The Moulin de la Tour is a windmill located in Ivry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, France. It is listed as a Historic Monument.

Moulin de la Tour
Moulin de la Tour d'Ivry-sur-Seine.JPG
TypeWindmill
LocationIvry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, France
Coordinates48°49′04″N 2°22′25″E / 48.81778°N 2.37361°E / 48.81778; 2.37361Coordinates: 48°49′04″N 2°22′25″E / 48.81778°N 2.37361°E / 48.81778; 2.37361
Built17th century
OwnerCommune of Ivry-sur-Seine
Official nameMoulin à vent (ancien)
CriteriaInscrit MH
Reference no.PA00079881
Moulin de la Tour (Ivry-sur-Seine) is located in Paris and inner ring
Moulin de la Tour (Ivry-sur-Seine)
Location of Moulin de la Tour in Paris and inner ring

HistoryEdit

The mill, built in the 17th century, was located in the fiefdom of Ivry and Saint-Frambourg.[1] It was operational until the early 19th century.

It was mentioned in an act of attribution in 1680, then on the Royal hunting map in 1765, when it was sold to miller Charles Mortier.[2]

The building was subsequently used as a warehouse. It was dilapidated and lost its wings, so it was threatened with demolition.

In 1975, the mill was saved from an urban planning project by the city council of Ivry-sur-Seine and an association.[3] On May 6th, 1976, it was moved 35 meters away on hydraulic jacks and two parallel narrow-gauge railway tracks.[4] It was restored by the city council and opened to visitors.

It is the only surviving windmill in Val-de-Marne, and was listed a Class Historic Monument in 1979.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Moulin de la tour d'Ivry" (in French). RATP Group. Archived from the original on 2012-11-12.
  2. ^ "Moulin de la tour d'Ivry-sur-Seine". topos.com (in French). Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.
  3. ^ "Ivry-sur-Seine, moulin de la tour] sur le site". cg94.fr (in French).
  4. ^ "Ivy-sur-Seine". moulins-a-vent.net (in French).
  5. ^ Base Mérimée: Moulin à vent (ancien), Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)

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