The Clapham Windmill

The Clapham Windmill

A fabulous pub named after a very old windmill from 1665

Location: Clapham Common South Side, Clapham, SW4 9DE

Description: The Windmill pub, which has stood on the Common since at least 1665, owes it's name to a windmill that stood nearby - although where exactly is now long gone.

The miller, Thomas Crenshaw, is noted in the parish records in 1665 as also being an alehouse keeper, but milling must have gradually become less important and beer selling more so, and by 1789, the Windmill Inn is noted as a very genteel and good accustomed house, many years in the possession of Mrs Simmonds.

Unsurprisingly it also became a staging post for coaches, although Windmill Lane was still a rural track until 1840.

It was here in an upstairs room that the founder of the Boy Scout Movement drew up his first Guide to Scouting.

Themes: PubPub Theme
The Clapham Windmill

A fabulous pub named after a very old windmill from 1665

Ranking This Month: 2333/2968

Pages Hit This Month: 29


Your Comments:

Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code: CAPTCHA

Other places nearby:

The Florence Tavern», 5.9km

The Black Friar», 4.1km

City Barge», 6.0km

The First Coffee Shop in London», 4.6km

Lucan, Cubitt and some Plumbers», 2.7km

Woe can lead to Joy!», 5.0km

Simon the Tanner», 3.8km

Dick Turpin's Final Pub»,

The Cheshire Cheese», 4.0km

So What's It Called?», 6.5km

Location Pinpointed: