Three Mills


House Mill, a Grade I listed 18th century tidal mill in Three Mill Lane

Categories: industrial

The House Mill is a grade 1 listed 18th century tidal mill set in a beautiful riverside location in Bromley-By-Bow, the heart of London’s East End. Originally built in 1776, on an existing pre-Domesday site it is the largest existing tidal mill in the world. House Mill continued to operate as a Mill until 1941, although some of the neighbouring buildings were damaged in the Blitz in October 1940. The House Mill eventually fell into disrepair, and the adjacent Miller’s House was demolished in 1954. House Mill housed four waterwheels grinding between 7 and 24 tons of maize and barley, depending on the tides. The Mill passed into the hands of the River Lee Tidal Mill Trust (RLTMT) in the mid 1980s. Since then Miller’s house has been rebuilt and House Mill has been restored in part and opened to the public.

 The RLTMT were successful in gaining a HLF round 1 pass but then decided they needed to re-scope the project to make it more manageable for the group to progress. Under the BRICK mentoring programme, PRT has written a Route Map for the project, providing a clear way forward focusing on de-risking the project and phasing the necessary works.