TQ3565 : Shirley Windmill

taken 4 months ago, near to Addington, Croydon, Great Britain

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Shirley Windmill
Shirley Windmill
There has been a windmill in Shirley since 1808, when William Alwen first built a post mill, worked by the Alwen family until October 1854, when it was destroyed by fire.

William Alwen’s grandson Richard built the present brick tower mill. The bricks may well have been made locally, and some of the machinery is thought to have come from a disused mill elsewhere.

Despite growing competition, the Alwen family continued to operate Shirley Windmill until the late 1880s, when it was bought by Alfred Rayson. He was only able to use the mill for producing animal feed, until his death in 1892, when milling was abandoned.

In 1951 the mill and the adjoining land were acquired by Croydon Corporation.
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Date Taken
Monday, 30 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 3 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3549 6510 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.1283N 0:3.2999W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 35551 65120
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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