|There is lots to see outside also. Work your way down to the water
and then to the cárcavo (11): a nice piece of masonry.
The cárcavo opens with a wide arch (11) made of rather big stones. Walk inside and You'll notice that a much larger space is bridged by a much wider arch (12).
Wheel, levador and botana (13) are present and in good shape, but the valve with its rod are gone (14).
|(11) Drain of the cárcavo|
|(12) Inside the cárcavo|
|(13) Rodete, aliviador, botana||(14) Botana|
|(15) The pond||(16) Cubo - contrabalsa|
|The pond (15) lies against the mill. The top of the wall is about even
with the roof of the mill. The pond is triangular and enclosed between two solid
walls coming together in a contrabalsa (16).
The reservoir was fed by a channel of about 400m long. The stretch nearest to the mill cannot be found anymore, but from the corner of the field (front in 17) its course may easily be traced to the dam (18).
|The dam (azud, 18) is about 2m high and the riverbed behind it is now entirely filled with silt. The first meters of the water supply channel are visible at the left side in pict.18. The canal then dives below the wall (19) and is then built from natural stones layed on top of the base rock (20) before it reaches terrain where it could be digged out.|
|(17) White dot = the pond||(18) Azud (seen from pict. 19)|
|(19) Start of the canal||(20) Canal built on natural rock.|
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