It might seem unusual to find this dark windmill at the end of a residential street in South London, and even more unusual to learn that the mill still produces flour, considering the sails haven’t powered the millstones for over 150 years.
As hard as it may be to imagine today, Brixton was once a much more rural place. Up until the mid-19th century, most of the land there was used for agriculture. It was in these open, windy fields that the windmill was built in 1816.
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