watermill, Immilä, Nastola, Suomi (Finland) homepage, done
14.5.2001, updated 21.1.2013
of the Immilä watermill took place 1997 to 1999.
history of local mills was preserved and published 1999: IMMILÄN
MYLLYMÄKI - Immilän
ja Arrajoen asutushistoriaa written by Matti Oijala.
old watermill has became a local centre point of social life.
village of Immilä has a traditional mill site. The oldest
written proof of this comes from the year 1548. The first sawmill
in Immilä was constructed around 1760. Several mills running
there contemporaneously were owned by the local villages of Immilä
and Uusikylä together with two large mansions, Arrajoki and
Toivonoja. Also other services such as an inn, a blacksmith's
forge and many other different craftsmen found their place in the
in 1950 there were still three watermills and two sawmills in use.
Then rural life changed rapidly. Although the oldest power plant
of Nastola became functional here as early as 1903, it was only in
1950 when proper electricity network was established. This new
energy form along with better transport facilities was the end of
the traditional milling industry and mills closed down one after
old Immilä village watermill was restored in 1997 - 1999 and
is open daily for visitors June, July and August. Immilän
Myllykahvila (cafeteria) is in the old Millers house near by
aluekehitysrahasto (EAKR) and the town of Nastola gave financial
support for restoration work done by residents of Immilä
45, 15560 NASTOLA.