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The Tiendwegse Molen is a wipmill on the Giessendamse Tiendweg in Giessendam / Neder-Hardinxveld, in the Dutch municipality of Hardinxveld-Giessendam. The mill was built in 1906 to drain the Binnentiendwegs part of the polder Giessen Oude Benedenpolder. It replaced a mill that had burned down in December 1906. The Tiendwegse Molen was not new, but was bought for ƒ5000, - from the polder Groote Waard in Noordeloos. There a steam pumping station was put into operation that made the mill superfluous. De Grote Molen, as it was formerly called, was transported in parts over water to about 1 km from its new location. For the last kilometer a narrow gauge railway line was constructed, on which a steam locomotive ran. The mill was in operation at its new location until 1953.
The Tiendwegse Molen has been owned by the SIMAV since 1968. Since 1986, the mill has been functional, and at first it drained the polder on a voluntary basis. Since 2006 the Tiendwegse Molen makes part of a circuit.
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