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A celebration of marriage

Mary Tudor and Philip of Spain marry at Winchester Cathedral. Queen Mary gifts the derelict Eastgate Mill to the city; it's renamed City Mill.

Mary Queen of Scots - oil painting on panel



Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Wherwell Abbey and all its possessions, including Eastgate Mill, passes to the Crown.

A portrait of King Henry VIII


Production ceases

The Black Death, population decline and poor harvests ceases flour production at the Mill for generations.