Mill pile

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A mill post , also known as a safety post , painting post , calibration post , Wagpfahl , Währpfahl or markur , was a pile hammered in the Mühlbach , with which the approved storage height of the mill water in the Mühlweiher could be checked. He pointed to the water level and the level of the grinding or professional tree at the mill dam .

Mill piles were mostly made of oak and were often covered with sheet metal to protect them from getting wet. The setting of a mill stake was intended to ensure that a miller did not accumulate the water higher than he was entitled, and was an official act in which representatives of the authorities were present.

Individual evidence

  1. Painting stake . In: Heidelberg Academy of Sciences (Hrsg.): German legal dictionary . tape 9 , issue 1/2 (edited by Heino Speer and others). Hermann Böhlaus successor, Weimar 1992, ISBN 3-7400-0167-4 , Sp. 87-88 ( ).
  2. Mahlpfahl, der . In: Johann Christoph Adelung: Grammatical-Critical Dictionary of High German Dialect , Volume 3. Leipzig 1798, p. 30
  3. Currency stake. In: Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm (Hrsg.): German dictionary . tape 27 : W – way [twittering] -zwiesel - (XIII). S. Hirzel, Leipzig 1922 ( ).
  4. Security stake. In: Jacob Grimm , Wilhelm Grimm (Hrsg.): German dictionary . tape 16 : Sea life – speaking - (X, 1st section). S. Hirzel, Leipzig 1905 ( ).
  5. The Teichmühle , setting of a safety stake at the Teichmühle on May 20, 1628