The mill mentioned in the Doomsday Book and has operated under many different guises.

From supplying canvas to the Royal Navy it also produced boilers, steam lorries and gas engines.

During the First World War, Mills Bombs were also made here until a flood destroyed the machinery.

In 1933 Bourton Mill re-opened as a dried milk plant and continued to produce throughout WW2 until its closure in 1998.

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