LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF JORDANS MILL FROM MILLING TO MODERN DAY TOURS
Jordans Mill’s charming location on the banks of the steady-flowing River Ivel was first mentioned as a milling site in the Domesday Book of 1086. Centuries later, in 1893, the Jordans purchased what was then called Holme Mills to produce flour. With over 400 flour mills, Bedfordshire was at the time a major centre of flour production.
Tragically, only a year later the entire building was gutted by fire. Nevertheless, the family saw this as an opportunity, carrying out a full rebuild and replacing the old millstones with a far more efficient metal roller system that kept more goodness in each grain. This turned Jordans Mill into one of the most advanced of its time and a leading flour producer across the region.
Over the 20th century Jordans Mill continued innovating, becoming part of the worldwide granola movement in the 1970s and creating the famous Jordans Original Crunchy that fast became one of the nation’s favourite breakfast cereals.