Windmill St Michael's Bastion 1

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Country partMalta
VillageValletta
AddressHastings Gardens near today's Windmill Street ( St Michael's Bastion)
NameWindmill St Michael's Bastion 1
Building year1674
TypeRound
SortMound Mill
Basesquare base or octagonal ?
FunctionGrain Mill
Sail span
Function todayVanished before 1900
Owner
MillNo
Mill remainsNo
VanishedYes
Dismantled
Database number19

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On St Michael's Bastion, in this same garden, there used to be several windmills overlooking Marsamuscetto harbour. Unfortunately, these were subsequently removed and only the name of the adjacent street, Windmills Street, remains as a reminder. Built by Fondazione Cotoner in 1674. The windmills were there for the production of flour. One can still see old paintings of them standing out majestically over Marsamuscetto harbour. In 1850 the mills were there. This mill has been dismantled before the mill of db nr 20. Possible 1 mill will be rebuilt.


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