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Monday, 26 March 2012

Three Mills

On the banks of the River Lea, Three Mills was one of eight or nine tidal mills, with this the largest in the world supplying flour to London in the 12th and 13th centuries. By the 17th century it mainly produced the grain needed to make gin.
I'll treat you to a peek inside in summer when visitors are permitted on Sundays.

9 comments:

Angie said...

Fasinating buildings.

Adullamite said...

Didn't know they existed!

Sharon said...

What an interesting building. It will be a treat to see inside.

Babzy said...

very nice view !

Brianna Asaro said...

This is quite unique. I can't wait to see the inside.

Dave said...

Looks really interesting. I've not heard of tidal mills before.

H said...

It's very different to the kind of mill I have been seeing around Yorkshire over the last couple of days; imposing stone built textile mills.

Jack said...

These mills don't have much protection from high water, do they? I look forward to your summer posts.

EnglandTripTips said...

Great history, just looking at your photo, would want to see the inside! englandtriptips.com

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