Robinson’s Mill, Deptford

A Electricity and Steam and Water powered Corn mill in the historic county of Kent, England.

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The Doomsday Book of 1086 and Roque’s map of 1745 both record mills on this part of the Thames, so the site has a long history of milling. 

Robinson's steam powered roller mill was built in the 1820s. It replaced the tide mills which previously existed on the site. The mill suffered a fire in 1881, causing £31,000 of damage (as of 1885).

Robinson's became part of Associated London Flour Millers in 1921, which was then purchased by Joseph Rank Ltd in 1932. The mill was finally demolished in the 1970s after another fire. 

Full details

Alternative names Deptford Bridge Mills
Power source Electricity, Steam, Water
Mill type Roller flour mill, Tide mill
River Thames
Mill functions Corn mill
Archive ID 13297
Location Deptford Bridge, Deptford, London
Historic county Kent
Country England
NGR TQ 373 770
Latitude 51.475703990355704
Longitude -0.022345704229792318

Location

Sources

www.london-footprints.co.uk

www.olddeptfordhistory.com

www.bl.uk

images.historicenglandservices.org.uk

Ordnance Survey 25 inch map, London (First Editions c1850s) LXVIII (1873)

The Finance Chronicle and Insurance Circular (15 Janurary 1885)