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Brewhouse, Ashby Hall, Ashby St Mary, Norfolk

Brewhouse, Ashby Hall, Ashby St Mary, Norfolk
Photograph taken May 1960 © Historic England Archive ref: bb98_27256

Before reliable sources of drinking water were available, many country houses brewed their own beer as the normal drink for their large staff. The ready availability of cheap beer and other bottled drinks in the late 19th century led many country houses to stop their private brewing activities.