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The History of Crediton Milling

In the 1700s, the "Old White Flour Mill" in Crediton served the needs of the neighbourhood, grinding flour for bread, and continued to do so until the development of sea-power brought in cheap wheat from abroad.

Large mills were then erected in our main ports and gradually the smaller country mills went into decline.

Some still survive as manufacturers of biscuit flour, while some became derelict, and others were converted into provender mills to serve the agricultural community.

In 1964, Crediton Milling was founded to supply animal feed to local farmers. The business expanded through the 1960/70's until a major fire in 1988 saw the total destruction of the original mill building.

The commitment of loyal staff and customers for over twenty years instigated the positive decision to proceed with rebuilding and equipping a new mill. Following the rebuild, the business continued to grow from strength to strength supplying farms across the Southwest with quality animal feeds.

Following an incident involving a fire in 2019, the opportunity was taken to give the mill a full refurb, providing the high spec mill that you see today. The refurb has allowed the business to continue to move forward and expand, with strong potential for the future.

Published: Wednesday, 15 Mar 2023