L-Gdida Windmill

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Country partGozo
VillageNadur
AddressTriq Giuseppe Bonnici in the centre of the village near Triq il-Madonna ta' Lourdes
NameL-Gdida Windmill
Building year1787
TypeRound
SortMound Mill
Basesquare base
FunctionGrain Mill
Sail span
Function todayMill Remains
Owner
MillNo
Mill remainsYes
VanishedNo
Dismantled
Database number16

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photo w.jellema 8-6-2005


photo w.jellema 28-5-2010


photo w.jellema 28-5-2010


photo w.jellema 28-5-2010

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The mill replaced a mill at another spot, built in 1727. That mill was badly built ( See db 71). On 9th November 1787 the new mill was ready. On 10 November the mill was handed over to Damiano Xicluna. He was the son of Marcello Xicluna of the mill in Xaghra. He later migrated to Malta. He married Maria Vella in Qrendi on 28 September 1807. In the mid of the 19th century the 3 Camilleri brothers owned the nill. Nice shell. Near Kenuna Tower of 1848 . This was the telegraph tower and a link between Malta and Gozo. Can be seen on the whole island of Gozo.


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