The mill

There have always been mills on the small streams of Perigord. The building here has been used for hundreds of years as a cereal mill, but also as a farm, workshop, living space and storeroom.
Under it, the falling water propulsed two little horizontal waterwheels that made turn the millstones in the room above them. The remnants are still there. In other rooms the miller received his clients and he also had his carpenter's workshop. There were" sheds for cows and pigs and a bstorage barn. The last miller lived all his life in this mill. He died twenty years ago. After that, a neighbour used the place to pile his old stuff.
Now they are renovating the mill.
Here, in images, I took stock of the situation before the start of works.
(commissioned book, private)