Three Mills

Three Mills is an unexpected piece of industrial archaeology, next to Tesco in Bromley-by-Bow.   As mills, they were first established before the dissolution of the monasteries to supply grain to the bakeries of Stratford-atte-Bow.   They were later acquired in 1727 by three Huguenots to distil gin.   The date 1776 survives on the façade when the mill was rebuilt for Daniel Bisson, one of the three, but most of the current structure – where it is not a facsimile by Julian Harrap – dates to 1802:-

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