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Moulin du Crac'h

Historical sites and monuments, Mill, Listed or registered (CNMHS) in Perros-Guirec
  • 18th century windmill with rotating cap.
    Situated in La Clarté, the Crac'h Windmill probably derives its name from a corruption of the word crec'h ('mound' in the Breton language).
    The windmill was built in 1727 from heavy pink granite rubble .
    The cantilever at the top keeps the blades clear of the tower.
    The windmill can also be rotated to face the wind, a most unusual feature.
    When it was operational, the mill produced some 15 quintals of flour a day, 200 to 240 days a year.
    The windmill...
    18th century windmill with rotating cap.
    Situated in La Clarté, the Crac'h Windmill probably derives its name from a corruption of the word crec'h ('mound' in the Breton language).
    The windmill was built in 1727 from heavy pink granite rubble .
    The cantilever at the top keeps the blades clear of the tower.
    The windmill can also be rotated to face the wind, a most unusual feature.
    When it was operational, the mill produced some 15 quintals of flour a day, 200 to 240 days a year.
    The windmill was fully restored in 1986.
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