Nr. Jernløse Mill is a ”Dutch Windmill”. About the year 1550 dutch carpenters started building these octagonal mills, where the cap can be turned to follow the direction of the wind.
In Denmark the first mills of this type were built on the Copenhagen ramparts about 1680. Nr. Jernløse Mill was built on Nørrevold in Copenhagen 1853. Along with many other windmills it produced flour and groats for the population of Copenhagen.
In 1885 the mill demolished because of the demolition of the ramparts in connection with the development of the city. The ramparts had no longer importance for the defence of Copenhagen. Farmer Niels Peter Rasmussen of Nr. Jernløse bought the mill and had the timber transported on horsedrawn carriages and the mill were rebuilt here. In 1899 the miller Ole Martin Nielsen bought the mill, and it stayed in the familys possession for more than 60 years. In 1901 a sawmill was placed at the mill, and the granary next to the mill was built in 1920. In 1922 the mill was renovated with ”selvkrøjer” i.e. the mill could now automatically be kept in the wind - and selfregulating narrow vanes. After having changed hands three times the mill was bought by the local authorities in 1979. They renovated the outside, and its appearance and function was restored to what it was before 1922.
On June 20th 1993 the local authorities gave the mill to the independent mill corporation which is now working on the inside restauration. The aim is that the mill should grind flour again -as in the old days - and that the mill will become a working museum.
Open the first Sunday of the month.