In 1863, due to the lake being connected with the Gulf of Riga, the water level of Lake Engure fell by two metres. Therefore, count Landsdorf built the big mill. The river Kalnupe runs to the Lake Engure through the mill, and the machinery was run by the water wheel.
Once, wool carding, spinning, and grain milling machinery was found at the mill. The mill burnt down during World War I. Following the manor land reform, the mill walls and the lake was bought from the state.
The mill was restored in 1924 and the water wheel was replaced by a turbine and a generator.
At present, the historical water wheel and the grain milling machinery is restored and accessible to be visited.