Heritage Flour

There is a lot of talk about Heritage Wheats and how we should all be using them for dietary benefit and encouraging increases in their planting by farmers.

This section represents those varieties of wheats that Shipton Mill consider to be Heritage types.



What makes a Heritage wheat?

This is a tricky one to answer and many people have different views as to what makes a wheat Heritage.  On its own Heritage is a meaningless term and just refers to the parentage of modern wheats.  Practically any endangered variety that is relatively old and has unusual uses/properties which are no longer contemporary should be preserved and encouraged and this probably makes a more real definition of a Heritage Wheat

Some will view Heritage wheats as those which have been subject to the least or no hybridization over time.  They will be typically less suitable to the modern farming processes required in the more industrialised price driven modern agricultural economies, with greater built in disease resistance and higher yields.  Often these are achieved at the expense of taste or colour or structure within a bake.  Heritage wheats are typically better tolerated by those with more sensitive digestive systems, particularly where gluten sensitivities have been identified

Not to be confused with Landrace wheats!

These are not mutually inclusive.  A Heritage wheat is not necessarily a Landrace Wheat but a Landrace wheat is likely to be Heritage.  Landrace varieties tend to be regionally specific and suited to a far more local geographical area.  It is quite common for varieties of Landrace wheats to be cross bred to deliver more widely tolerant species combining the best elements of local varieties.

For a more in-depth look at heritage flour, have a look at Heritage wheats...what's it all about?

Heritage Blend - Stoneground Wholemeal Organic Flour (712) -

Heritage Blend - Stoneground Wholemeal Organic Flour (712)

"Lammas Fayre" Stoneground Wholemeal flour is milled from a unique blend of over 150 heritage wheat varieties developed by Heritage Harvest and grown at neighbouring Cotswold farms.....

Out of stock

£3.20 - £38.40
Heritage Blend - Wholesome White Organic Flour (711) -

Heritage Blend - Wholesome White Organic Flour (711)

“LAMMAS FAYRE” Wholesome White Flour is milled from a unique blend of over 150 heritage wheat varieties developed by Heritage Harvest and grown at neighbouring Cotswold farms....

Out of stock

£3.20 - £38.40
Organic Einkorn Wholemeal Flour (412) -

Organic Einkorn Wholemeal Flour (412)

Ein’korn is one of the earliest cultivated varieties of wheat. It differs from modern wheat in that it is genetically distinct and only has single grains on either side of the ear, hence its name Ein’korn from the German 'ein' meaning one...

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£2.90 - £33.00
Organic Emmer Wholemeal Flour (414) -

Organic Emmer Wholemeal Flour (414)

Emmer is a close relative to the Durum wheat and has been grown for centuries in remote parts of Italy........

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£2.90
Organic Spelt Wholemeal Flour (407) -

Organic Spelt Wholemeal Flour (407)

Spelt grain is a cereal that has been found by archaeologists in many prehistoric sites and later became popular in Roman times.

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£2.90 - £49.70
Organic White Spelt Flour (408) -

Organic White Spelt Flour (408)

Spelt is an ancient grain closely related to Emmer. The origins of spelt can be traced to Neolithic times between 6000 – 5000BC.

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£2.90 - £57.25
Stoneground Organic Wholemeal Flour (706) -

Stoneground Organic Wholemeal Flour (706)

This wholemeal flour, with its unique balance of flavours and textures, is our ode to a beautiful heritage English grain called Maris Widgeon. Our millers prepare it in stout elm wood bins. We blend the Maris Widgeon with carefully selected organic wheats from the continent, to create a flour that will give you consistent baking results each time....

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£1.75 - £3.95
Traditional Organic White Flour (704) -

Traditional Organic White Flour (704)

This white flour, with its unique balance of flavours and textures, is our ode to a beautiful heritage English grain called Maris Widgeon. Our millers prepare it in stout elm wood bins. We blend the Maris Widgeon with carefully selected organic wheats from the continent, to create a flour that will give you consistent baking results each time....

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£1.75 - £3.95

Flour Direct Shop update

Due to a temporary suspension of some services by couriers, we are currently unable to offer delivery to the Republic of Ireland, or overseas. This is being looked into urgently, and as soon as services resume we’ll update you here. Deliveries to Northern Ireland can begin again.

If you live in the Republic of Ireland, please don’t order for the moment, as we are unable to get the order to you.

Keep safe and well

The Shipton Millers

Common questions

When will my order be delivered?

We endeavour to despatch your order within 3-5 working days. For orders received before 11am we do our utmost to deliver next working day but this is not guaranteed. More ...


What do you charge for delivery?

We offer Free Delivery to most parts of the country on order values of £30 or more up to a maximum weight of 100kg; standard delivery on orders below £30 is £6. More ...


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How should I store my flour and how long will it keep?

Ideally flour should be kept in a sealed container in a cool dry place with stable temperature. Typically white flour has a shelf life from milling of 12 months. Wholemeal flour will be good for 6 months. More ...