Wellington Mill, Barking

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Barking Windmill
Barking Wellington 1907.jpg
The mill c1907
Origin
Mill nameWellington Mill
Grid referenceTQ 436 839
Coordinates51°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 built1815
Information
PurposeCorn mill
TypeSmock mill
StoreysFour storey smock
Base storeysTwo storey base
Smock sidesEight sides
No. of sailsFour sails
Type of sailsPatent sails
WindingFantail
Fantail bladesSix blades
Year lost1926

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