Brixton Windmill history
The story of Brixton Windmill from 1816 to the present day is one of work, neglect and restoration. Today we use the same millstones that were used in 1902 to grind flour – find out more here.
History of Brixton Windmill in 16 Objects
In 2016, to celebrate Brixton Windmill’s 200th anniversary, the Friends of Windmill Gardens highlighted 16 objects to explore the story of the Mill, the Ashby family and local life, and how the development of mills and windpower have relevance for us today.
In 2014, the Friends interviewed 26 local residents about their memories of Brixton Windmill, the local area around the windmill, and the importance of bread and flour production.
The Ashby family
Brixton Windmill was operated by the Ashby family for all its working life up till 1934 – hence its original name of Ashby’s Mill. Read their story here.
Discover how Brixton Hill was transformed in the second half of the 19th century, causing problems for Brixton Windmill.
Other Lambeth mills
Brixton Windmill is the only survivor of 12 mills that once existed in Lambeth. Find out where the others were and what happened to them.