On the site of this large XNUMXth century three-storey building, there was once an older mill mentioned in many historical texts. Called Castera mill, or Castet mill, it was installed on the course of the Pimpine. You can still see the remains of masonry in the bed of the river, from the Chemin de l'Estey. It was one of the three water mills built on the territory of Latresne, with that of the Pont du Château and that of La Mothe.
The principle of the water mill, or hydraulic mill, is to use the mechanical energy produced by the current of a watercourse, in this case the Pimpine, to grind cereals with millstones in order to produce flour. Other possible uses for watermills included sawmills, fullers for textiles, or forges for working metal.
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