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Driemanspolder Bovenmolen | by croxfordr
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Driemanspolder Bovenmolen

3 of the original 8 mills are still standing here and worked in series to drain water from the low countryside. 2 originate from 1672, and the 3rd was built in 1903 to replace the original one after a fire. The 3 mills drained the land by pumping water up 5 meters in total until 1951, when their task was taken over by modern methods. The Driemanspolder in Holland lies between the Delftsewallen in Zoetermeer ann the Stompwijkseweg in Stompwijk; which is part of the municipality of Leidschendam. The 3 mills stand out in the landscape and are noticeable from the A4 highway between the Hague and Leiden.

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Taken on August 9, 2016