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By the early 19th century there seem to have been at least three windmills and a watermill in the Nine Elms area. The one known as Randall’s Mill sat right on the bank of the Thames, by the creek of the River Effra.
It’s not clear whether the mill was used for grinding corn; it may have been connected with a local cement factory or china mill. It was probably another victim of the expansion of the railway lines from Waterloo.