Wellington Mill, Barking
The mill c1907
|Mill name||Wellington Mill|
|Storeys||Four storey smock|
|Base storeys||Two storey base|
|Smock sides||Eight sides|
|No. of sails||Four sails|
|Type of sails||Patent sails|
|Fantail blades||Six blades|
Wellington Windmill was a weather boarded smock windmill 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.
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.
- 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