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  Windmill history

The post was hollow so that an iron shaft could be taken down inside it to turn the millstones on the floor below. It was therefore known as a hollow- post mill.

It was built by a Roehampton carpenter in 1817 to serve the local community.

There were already large mills on the River Wandle but the local residents did not trust factory produced flour and wanted to grind their own ‘organically’ produced wheat.

  Model showing interior of windmill
Model showing interior of windmill


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