Water mill rebuild and transformed in a flour milling in the 19th century, le moulin du champ is a vast domain divided in sevreal buildings : The mill on 4 levels; the employer housing, side-by-side to the mill on 3 levels, some workshops (on 2 levels), and stabbles. The shell are made in limestone with tiles and wood frame.
The owner of the time was called Auguste Boutin. In 1874, I. Connoué became the owner of his marriage with the daughter of Augustus and the wheat mill was converted into a mill. From the union of Alfred Connoué (son of I. Connoué) and Albertine Cuisinier, will be born Renée Connoué who will marry Jean Castex, last miller of the mill of the Field. Mr. Naud bought the mill in 1974. It will be sold again in 2003 to the Carter family, the current owner, who will rehabilitate all the buildings in 6 holiday lodgings.
Operation of the Moulin
Initially driven by a wheel and a turbine, this mill was then equipped with a gasoline engine and then, in 1936, a 35 horsepower electric motor. At that time, Alfred Connoué declared a milling capacity of 90 quintals per day.
Today there are still some witnesses to his past activity: the grain sorter, exposed in the Gite Le Bûcher; The location of the propeller wheel, visible in the Gite de la Source, thanks to its window table allowing to observe the river; as well as the lock located before the canal passing under the Mill.