Old Mill and Windmill, Brixton Hill, c. 1820





Ashby's mill and windmill, Brixton Hill.

Built in 1826 and leased by the miller, John Ashby, it was in use, and managed by the same family, until 1934.

Later purchased by London County Council and opened as Windmill Gardens in 1962, it is located close to the Blenheim Gardens housing estates.

The windmill is a familiar landmark and is at present undergoing a restoration. The mill will re-open to the public in May 2011.

Watercolour by unknown artist, c.1820.