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Copper in Brakspear's Brewery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Copper in Brakspear's Brewery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Photograph taken October 2000 © Historic England Archive ref: aa024782

Now famous for its regatta, Henley was at one time renowned for its malthouses and breweries. The Brakspear brewery was founded in 1779 and moved into New Street in 1812. The copper is a vat in which malted barley and hops are boiled together during the brewing process.