Windmills of London


Surviving windmills

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1 #2594Barnet Gate MillArkley NGR: TQ217953 tower mill well maintained external appearance, with 4 sails5
2 #2617Ashby's MillBrixton NGR: TQ304744 tower mill Subject to an extensive restoration in early 2011. Had earlier been conserved, but spent many years on the English Heritage "Buildings At Risk" register (2002 on) due to deteriorating condition. A Friends of Windmill Park group was formed (Spring 2003) with an objective of restoring the mill and surrounding park again. Awarded a £400,000 Lottery grand towards restoration in March 2010. 1177
3 #2618.Clerkenwell NGR: TQ312827 tower mill truncated tower, within the waterworks site12
4 #2643.Erith NGR: TQ502772 post mill part of the roundhouse wall, incorporated into a general boundary wall1
5 #2634.Keston - London Borough of Bromley NGR: TQ415641 post mill conserved45
6 #2612.Mitcham Common NGR: TQ292678 Hollow-postbare trestle remains, deteriorating rapidly13
7 #2638Common MillPlumstead NGR: TQ448779 tower mill converted, providing accomodation above the Old Mill pub24
8 #2624.Shirley - London Borough of Croydon NGR: TQ355651 tower mill restored and open to the public349
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#2583Crane Park MillTwickenham NGR: TQ129729 windmill like towerUncertain that this was definitely a windmill, but seems likely43
10 #2653.Upminster NGR: TQ557868 smock mill undergoing extensive restoration615
11 #2606Common MillWandsworth NGR: TQ268745 smock mill small mill, for pumping - no sails remaining38
12 #2598.Wimbledon NGR: TQ230725 hollow post millmuch altered from its working appearance - houses a milling museum974

Historical locations

Battersea (#extra4)

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Hoopers Mill: vertical axis mill

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Battersea

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Blackheath

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Bromley by Bow

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Camberwell

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Camberwell

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This tower mill stood very close to St George's church, on the south bank of the Surrey Canal. This illustration comes from "The Mirror of literature, amusment and instruction", a regular newsletter from Saturday, March 32, 1827.


Camberwell, 1827,

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Enfield (#extra3)

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Gravesend

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Hackney (#x2)

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Dalston Mill: vertical axis mill, constructed from scaffolding poles, as an art project - only temporary, dismantled after a few weeks

Part of an art installation 15th July - 6 August 2009. Vertical shaft was connected to a counter top mill, and also to an electrical generator. Installation also included a field of wheat.

Signboard says:
EXYZT
The Dalston Mill
15 July-6 August 2009, open daily 2-10pm
The aim of the architectural collective EXYZT is to challenge the view of architecture as an independent field of practice. They conceive and organise each project as a playground in which cultural behaviours and shared stories relate, mix and mingle. Their projects, which could be defined as participatory architecture, always strive to involve different constituencies of the local community in a social network that is invited to inhabit a temporary space. For Radical Nature, EXYZT have created The Dalston Mill. Inspired by the possibilities afforded by this abandoned railway line, they have turned the disused site into a functioning windmill producing electricity - which powers the site's lights and sound system - as well as flour for making bread. A series of exciting activities and feasts takes places during the three week 'occupation'.

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Hadley

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Thomas Perry occupied it in 1734

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Hornchurch

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Lambeth

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Millbank

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Millwall

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used to power the ventilation system for the gaol

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Nine Elms

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Randall's Mill:

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Walthamstow

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"The Walthamstow Windmill & Essex Windmills Today" - softback booklet published by Walthamstow Antiquarian Society in 1970. 16 pages, illustrated. ISBN 0854800107.

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