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Windmill on the Common, London

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Wandsworth Common Windmill is a conserved grade II listed smock mill at Wandsworth Common, in the London Borough of Wandsworth in the United Kingdom.
Wandsworth Common Windmill was built in 1837 to drain water from the railway cutting of the London and Southampton Railway. The water was pumped into an ornamental lake on Wandsworth Common known as the Black Sea, which had been dug by Mr Wilson, the founder of Price's Candle Works. The mill was working c1870, but the Black Sea was drained and filled in around 1884. The mill then lost its purpose and ceased work, with the sails and fantail being removed.
Wandsworth Common Windmill is a small hexagonal smock mill built on a low brick base. It had a small cap and was powered by four Patent sails. The cap was winded by a fantail. The smock stands today, with a reconstructed cap, replacing the pyramidal roof it bore in the 1960s.
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  • Great service from the staff (Fraser in particular), really good range of beers, wines and spirits and the sausage rolls are top quality!!  more »
  • A cosy hotel with good food pub in Clapham, London. Pleasant walk to the Northern Line through Clapham Common, and a great park to springs or walk in.
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