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Smock windmill

Whitgift Street, 1828

Whitgift Street

Standing roughly at the point where the railway arch now crosses Whitgift Street (opposite the Windmill pub), this smock mill was probably used to produce mustard and starch before switching to flour production.

Like the mill on Juxon Street, its demise was due to the growth of the railways. The three-storey stone base supported an octagonal body covered in horizontal weatherboarding.