Brixton Windmill – Ashbys Mill

Built in 1816, Brixton Windmill is a tower mill constructed in 18-inch (46cm) thick brickwork and is 39.5 feet (12 metres) high. John Ashby leased the mill in 1817, and the Ashby family operated the mill, which became known as Ashby’s Mill, for the whole of its working life producing stoneground wholemeal flour until it was closed in 1934. In 1964 the mill was restored as near as possible to its original appearance, although not in complete working order.


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