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Malthouse, St Neots (RGL2024)

Malthouse behind the Priory Club

History of the Malthouse

Listed Building

C18 barns, formerly of L shaped plan with flash kiln in north wing; the central part of the east wing has been destroyed for the erection of a Community Centre.

The Priory was dissolved in 1539. Navigation locks wre completed by the early 17th century and this may have allowed the establishments of more businesses here, such as the brewery.

The oldest building on this site is the bell shaped Oast House. It was constructed about 1735 for bell founder Joseph Eayre when he came to St Neots from Kettering.

The first brewers on this site were in the 1700s. William Fowler took it over in 1780, expanded the brewery taking over the bell foundry.

John Hill Day expended the brewery between 181 and 1839 and the Day Brewery boght a further 39 licensed premises. Day also dealt in salt, timber and oil and had brickworks on the edge of town. In 1822 Day built the first cast iron lamp post on the Market Square.

The Day Brewery closed in 1919 after the death of the last surviving family member, Frank Day.

Day Brewery

Day and Son Brewery, St Neots



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