The Agullent mill dates from the mid-15th century, although it seems to have been built alongside an earlier one. The hydraulic mills in our lands had their time of splendour from the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th century. In Spain after the Civil War there was a period of revival until the final decline and massive closure between the 50’s and 60’s.
The Fariner Mill in Agullent was operated under a lease. In principle the owner of the mill was the king, to whom the miller paid the census that gave him the right to exploit it. Later the mill was bought by different individuals. The owners of the mill were strangers, they did not live in the village and, therefore, the only treatment that the miller had with them was the payment of the rent.
The mill used the water that came from the Font Jordana for the use of which there were established ordinances, since this water was also used to irrigate some gardens of the village. In the 20th century and when the water capital was decreasing, since it was also used by the industry, a motor was installed to complement the hydraulic force.
The process that converted the water into mechanical force to drive the machinery is no longer fully visible here, as the works carried out in the 1990s condemned the “cacau” area, the space where there was the reel, a wheel with fins that rotated with the impulse of the water and which was responsible for giving strength to the machinery of the mill. In spite of this, the space is full of charm and elements that speak to us of another time.