In 1820 John Bourne and George Hudson started to produce bone flour for the developing pottery industry. It is known that they occupied the site of the present mill from before 1836 and possibly from the start of their business. Jesse Shirley was involved from the early days and his son (also Jesse Shirley) took over and expanded the business.
Shirley’s 1857 Etruscan Bone & Flint Mill in steam and operating 12.30 to 16.30 as in Victorian times. Site open 11.00 to 17.00.
Entry to the Mill £4 per adult or £6 for a guided tour of the Mill children under 16 free.
Limited access to the mill for those with mobility difficulties