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Image: Copyright London Borough of Lambeth/ Lambeth Archives

North Lambeth

First shown on a map in 1658, this post mill stood on the current site of the Royal Festival Hall. It was a square sawmill, known in Holland as a “paltrok” mill because its shape resembled the dress of women in the Zaan district. Illustrations from the 17th century show a square body among low buildings and piles of timber a few yards from the water’s edge.