|(1) Solanilla (white stroke left) with location of the mill (stroke center); Lavilla (right)|
|The site is easily recognised as a former mill because of the outlet (6) of the cárcavo (7) which is empty. There is alas nothing left of the typical furniture of a mill but the ground plan is clear enough.||Let's start with the part which is still upright (2, 3). It is the shelter often found attached to, or built nearby, the mill proper (see f.e. also Buetas or Abellada).|
|(2) The shelter leaning against the mill||(3) Entrance of the shelter|
|The top beam of the
doorway is a real beauty. The left door post (3) features several engravings (4).
We recognize the usual crucifixes for protection and a year is also mentioned:
AÑO 1876. The second date isn't very clear; it looks like a year of the
Pass through the gate for the workplace.
The floor is elevated (5) but empty. It's difficult to know for sure, but I think that the embalse was behind the centre part between the two walls. The configuration at the other side looks very much like a water storage. No supply channel was found, no dam either.
|(4) The usual crucifixes and the year 1876
|(5) The former workplace of the mill|
|(6) Outlet||(7) Interior of the cárcavo|
|The cárcavo (6, 7) is situated below the
the part of the mill seen at the left side in pict. 5. I do agree that this doesn't fit very well with
the supposed position of the reservoir. There is enough room
for a second cárcavo close to the wall, but there is no trace of it.
The outlet (6) is rather obstructed by earth and wood but the cárcavo behind it —though empty (7)— is still in good shape.
I've told you in the itinerary that you would find a small channel a bit earlier than the mill (8). This canal has nothing to do with the mill at hand, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was the supply channel for a second mill a bit lower. There is a heap of rubble and if you look carefully you'll probably also come to the conclusion that by the looks of it it could well be a cárcavo collapsed some time ago.
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