Wellington Mill, Barking

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Barking Windmill
Barking Wellington 1907.jpg
The mill c1907
Origin
Mill name Wellington Mill
Grid reference TQ 436 839
Coordinates 51°32′10″N 0°04′11″E / 51.536182°N 0.069787°E / 51.536182; 0.069787Coordinates: 51°32′10″N 0°04′11″E / 51.536182°N 0.069787°E / 51.536182; 0.069787
Year built 1815
Information
Purpose Corn mill
Type Smock mill
Storeys Four storey smock
Base storeys Two storey base
Smock sides Eight sides
Number of sails Four sails
Type of sails Patent sails
Winding Fantail
Fantail blades Six blades
Year lost 1926

Wellington Windmill was a weather boarded smock windmill[1] which stood near to what is now Dukes Court, Barking, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham - but then a part of Essex. The windmill stood from 1815 to 1926.[1]

The mill was built to assist with work at the nearby mill at Marks Gate. It was named in celebration of his victory at the Battle of Waterloo. In the later 19th century, it was occupied by Francis Whitbourne. The Firman family later occupied the mill; and converted it to electric power in 1906.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The ancient parish of Barking: Agrarian history, markets and fairs, A History of the County of Essex: Volume 5 (1966), pp. 214-219 accessed: 23 November 2009