There is a major windmill smack-blast amidst Wimbledon Common. It's been there since 1817, and in spite of just being in activity until 1864, is noted as a vital relic of provincial life and neighborhood history.
The building has since been transformed into a museum. With restored sails, it acts as a place to teach people of all ages about the rural life of Wimbledon and the history of the area. It includes a show about Scouting history, as Robert Baden-Powell composed piece of the 'Exploring for Boys' in this very working in 1908.
Shockingly the exhibition hall and windmill is run altogether by volunteers and is managed by a beneficent trust, demonstrating indeed how imperative the windmill is to the Wimbledon natives.