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Brent Pelham Windmill
Mill name Brent Pelham Mill
Mill location TL 433 313
Coordinates 51°57′42″N 0°05′11″E / 51.96167°N 0.08639°E / 51.96167; 0.08639
Operator(s) Private
Year built 1826
Purpose Corn mill
Type Smock
Storeys Two-storey smock
Base storeys Single-storey base
Smock sides Eight sides
No. of sails Four sails
No. of pairs of millstones Two pairs

Brent Pelham Windmill is a Grade II listed smock mill at Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire, England which is derelict.


Brent Pelham Mill was built in 1826 by William Halden, who was at Meesden windmill in 1827. It was working until at least 1890 and was disused by 1898. At some point the mill was stripped of machinery and a water tank was built on the smock tower. The mill survives in this form today, clad in corrugated iron.


Brent Pelham Mill is a two-storey smock mill on a single-storey brick base. It had four sails and drove two pairs of millstones. The weatherboarding is vertical, and survives under the corrugated iron.


  • Peter Harris 1839-54
  • Thomas Miles 1855-63
  • Walter Watson 1863-90

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