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Liverpool Windmills

Perhaps not the first thing you think about when you conjure up images of old Liverpool, but there were a total of 74 Windmills in Liverpool between 1250 and 1900 and the remains of five still existed until after 1945, Scott's or Wilsons Mill in Toxteth was demolished circa 1960s, and New Townsend Mill was demolished in 1953.  Newsham Park Mill was built in 1868-69 to maintain the water levels of the lakes, the builder was James Burroughs and Son of Liverpool, the quote for the work was £380, and machinery by Owen an Company of London  was £138. The Newsham Park Mill remained in use until the 1920s and was demolished in 1954.

Below are a set of illustrations showing the Mills around Liverpool.


Chisenhale Street Bridge and Mill 1814

Dingle Toxteth Scotts -Wilsons Mill

Fall Well Limekiln Lane (later became Lime Street) 1771

Liverpool Townsend Mill 1772
New Townsend Mill burnt out in 1880

New Townsend Mill, North Shore (near to the junction of Waterloo Road and Regent Street)


London Road and Gallows Mills 1825

Marybone and Stockdale Street



Shaws Brow later the site of the Walker Art Gallery 1825

Shaws Brow, (William Brown Street)

Sprinfield Mill, another illustration of the Walton Road Mill built in the 1800s demolished circa 1920s 30s


Springfield Mill Old Windmill Walton Road 1919

The Mill Newsham Park

Wavertree Old Windmill  1909

Wavertree Old Windmill c.1895

Wishing Gate Mill which stood roughly at the north end of Bath Street
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