Apparently that decorated year stamped structure is called a beard. And when I continue to look at it in this view, I have at least one explanation why. :)
The belt mill Leonardusmolen stands in the town of Maasbracht and was approved in 1865. It was ready by 1867 and the Vos family was the first owner. In 1905, ownership passed to the Faems family. It suffered some reversible damage in 1946 due to grenades and was repaired. However it suffered some more damages that were attributed to an unusually hot summer and further repairs were abandoned. Instead, milling was electrically performed.
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