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Universitat Politècnica de València (2019)

Evolución histórica y puesta en valor de los molinos hidráulicos de Castalla (Alicante)

Payá Peinado, Marina

Titre : Evolución histórica y puesta en valor de los molinos hidráulicos de Castalla (Alicante)

Auteur : Payá Peinado, Marina

Université de soutenance : Universitat Politècnica de València

Grade : Máster Universitario en Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales 2019

In spite of being an strange construction in the curren turban world, mills were essential elements for the progress of mankind, when making easier the transformation of different natural resources. Getting flour from the grains was of vital importance to the feeding, not only for humanity, but also for animals. Thus, this Final Master Project tries to compile historic information, by way of different sources, intending to know the age and the development of hydraulic mills in Riu Verd from Castalla up to their present condition in ruins, as well as, the trials and tribulations of their desertion process. According to the found documentation, there were up to eight mills along the riverbed, of which there are remains of only five of them. These mills were used to the production of flour and fodder. Among them, it was an attempt of building a Paper Mill and a Fulling Mill. At the beginning of the 20th Century, some of these mills underwent heavy damages, caused by the floods of the river. It should be mentioned that one of these investigated mills belonged to the distinguished writer Enric Valor i Vives’ family. Because of the extreme point of deterioration in which the mills are now, it is essential to highlight the need for their immediate and required value enhacement. By means of social sensitivity process, these ruined constructions used for the grinding of Castellut municipality should be known. Through a procedure of the natural environment involvement, and by the proposal to design a nature walk in order to visit and understand these properties, it is expected to reach the recognition of these buildings as unique, therefore to reinforce their preservation as a socio-cultural heritag

Mots Clés  : Molinos harineros , Riu Verd , Castalla , Patrimonio hidráulico , Puesta en valor , Flour mills , Hydraulic heritage , Enhancing the value


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