Mills of Castro River

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Mill of Bentín, Nº 1

The Mill of Bentin has a false ceiling pan. It situated on walls made with pieces of slate stones. The ceiling that divides the top of the bottom is made of large slabs of slate. In two "rodicio (wooden or metal wheel)" pan, placed opposite each other in the sense in entering and exiting the water. The interior of the two is made of molding, while the outward placed consists of wood pieces. At ten or fifteen feet above the river level in the margin opposite to that occupied by the mill is the pond. The water is transported between the two sides by a metal tube. This mill is still in use.

Mill of parceiros of Prego or of Torre,
Nº 2

Located about twenty metres of Bentin Mill, on the same side. Also known by the name of Mill Society. This mill is in state of ruin.

Mill of parceiros of Barreiros and Lousada, Nº 3

The Mill of Parceiros of Barreiros and Lousada is located about forty metres downstream from Mill perceiros Prego or Torre. Separate floor pan large slabs of slate. The elements of the mill are missing and it is in a state of ruins.

Mill of Cal, of Sitas, of Saavedra or Mill of the Laureanos, Nº 4

It has a masonry channel that connects to a larger cube than usual, four to five metress. This mill is in a state of ruins.

Mill Nº 5

In this mill the table, "aliviadoiro (iron rod used to manipulate the table from the top of the building)" and "villa (serves to cut off the water)" are parallel to the running water, transverse to the general rule of such mills. In addition to the locking system has a mechanism that allows water to run without requiring that the mill is in operation, but wetting the "rodicio (wooden or metal wheel)" for this continued wet and does not spoil. This mill is still operating.

Mill Nº 6

Mill type in poor condition.

Mill Nº 7

Mill virtually destroyed in its entirety.

Mill Nº 8

Mill virtually destroyed in its entirety.

Mill Nº 9

At the top is placed on the "pe (immobile granite wheel)" two "moas (grindstone)", probably belonging to another mill, thus having more lift in the new mill. This mill is in disuse.

Mill Nº 10

Located under a house, totally ruined.

Mill Nº 11

Currently only contains one of the two parts making it up. The pan is a round arch lowered. This mill is in disuse.

Mill Nº 12

Mill type, non-operational at present.

Mill Nº 13

Mill type, non-operational at present.

Mill Nº 14

Mill type, non-operational at present.

Mill Nº 15

This mill was redeveloped as housing.

Mill Nº 16

Mill type, non-operational at present.

Mill Nº 17

Mill type. It is obsolete.

Mill of Consuelo the rich, Nº 18

It consists of two parts. Currently only works one.

Mill of Bernardino, Nº 19

Consisting of two parts, one is used for maize and one for wheat. This mill is still used.

Mill Nº 20

Mill two parts. Not currently used.

Mill Nº 21

Mill type..

Mill Nº 22

Mill type. Currently only retain the grinding stones.

Mill of Carmen the rich, Nº 23

Used as a residence today.

Mill of Cabada I, Nº 24

Mill type. Used as a residence today.

Mill of Cabada II or of the Priorato, Nº25

The water is diverted to a dam a few hundred metress before the mill. On the lintel above the door, an inscription reads "SUCURSAL DEL PRIORATO" (BRANCH OF THE PRIORY). The mill continued in use.

Mill of wheat, Nº 26

Mill with two pieces, one wheat and one rye. One of them is located on a former mill stones. This mill is now obsolete.

Mill of Lousada, Nº 27

Mill in a state of ruin.

Mill Nº 28

Pans mill consisting of three semicircular arches and granite blocks. Is currently in use. The river proceeds channeled from this mill onwards to supply the mills downstream.

Mill Nº 29

Mill with two water inlets, the first is used to the pan and the second to divert the water when the mill is not operating. Disused mill.

Mill Nº 30

Mill type. Used to grind corn. Still in use today.

Mill Nº 31

Mill used to grind wheat. Inverted V skillet. Still in use.

Mill of the Serrana, Nº 32

Had two stones, one for wheat and the other for corn. With two pans and an ingress of water. On the lintel of the door you can see a Latin cross enhanced. It does not work today.

Mill of Medal, Nº 33

Two stone mill for maize and wheat, the latter in disuse. It has a sieve that in his time was adapted to the flour mill and separated from the bran. Private property, the top is used as a dwelling.

Mill of Marés, Nº 34

Located at the mouth of the river, are the remains of a mill-type mixed, was operating with seawater and river. The mill stopped grinding to grind grain and spent charcoal made from wood vine and used in the manufacture of gunpowder for fireworks at the beginning of S. XX It is currently in a state of ruin.

Mills of Igrexa River

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Mill Nº 1

Used as housing, in its lower or cellar was the bottom of the mill, was on this floor and roof of the house. For the references, it seems that this was a mill for payment in kind. Is in a state of ruins.

Mill Nº 2

From this mill can only find the walls. Is in a state of ruins.

Mill Nº 3

Mill located about thirty metress downstream of mill No. 2. We can see in the door a few inscriptions which read: AÑO (YEAR) 1917, 1931, 1967. Is in disuse.

Mill Nº 4

Mill in a state of ruin.

Mill Nº 5

This mill has a stonework lintel pan. The door faces the southeast and has seven crossings, two on the left jamb, four on the right jamb and the last one is over a "pousadoiros (slate embedded in the wall)", on the left side of the main facade. Is in a state of ruins.

Mill Nº 6

Type mill, is in a state of ruins.

Mill Nº 7

This mill only retain the walls, made of ashlar. Is in a state of ruins.

Mill Nº 8

Mill type. It is in working condition.

Mills of Lousada River

Mill of Revolta, Nº 1

Revolta Mill is located in the stream Carboeiro. With a single pan the table is oriented as the water flows from east to west. On the facade facing north is a door with six crosses, one on the left jamb, three on the right jamb and the last two in the lintel. This mill is now obsolete.

Mill Novo, Nº 2

Mill with eight or ten "paceiros". The gate, located to the northeast has a cross on the left jamb. Located in the stream of Lousada. This mill is still in use today.

Mill of Pazo, Nº 3

Mill with one stone, has a Latin cross located on the left side of the door. Currently not in use.

Mill of Lousada, Nº 4

Type mill, actually in disuse.

Mill of Xicos, Nº 5

Type mill, now continues to work.

Mills of Furna River

Mill of the Lamas, Nº 1

Mill type. It is now in disuse.

Mill de Frigueiro, Nº 2

Mill type. You can see in the lintel a Latin cross. It is now in disuse.

Mill of Ardao, Nº 3

Mill type, currently still in use.

Mill Nº 4

This mill has a bucket of about five metress high. It is now in disuse.

Mills of Pouso River

Mill Nº 1

Mill type. It is now in disuse.

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