The Malt House

The malt house was originally an Elizabethan building of two builds, which during the 18th century was converted for malting. In 2008-9 is was restored as a visitor centre.

On the ground floor are the malting-kiln, an audio-visual programme on the Hall, an explanation of the processes of malting and brewing, and an exhibition of life on the estate. The centre piece of this is a map of the parish commissioned by Sir Robert Throckmorton in 1745-6 and drawn by the surveyor Robert Thorp. With it are a circular emblem of the Labours of the Twelve Months and drawings of men and women who then worked on the estate. The maltster is Randall Bagnall, who leased the Hall Farm from Sir Robert Throckmorton in 1745 and whose descendents were still here at the time of the census in 1841.*

The Malt House

*From the Harvington Hall guide book by Michael Hodgetts

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 11th 2017

6 Responses to “The Malt House – Harvington Hall”

  1. The Yum List says:

    The fact that this building is still standing, when I see constructions over this side of the world (Asia) that are built and demolished in less than 50 years, is a sure testament to “doing things right” to begin with.

  2. This looks a gorgeous building. It’s been a long while since I visited Worcestershire and places such as this are among the many attractions of the county.

  3. james higham says:

    Malt plus whisky – a delightful combination.