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Flintshire Record Office
Castle Hill Brewery, Ewloe, manuscripts

Reference code(s): GB 0208 D/DM/662

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: Castle Hill Brewery (Ewloe) MSS

Short Title: Castle Hill Brewery, Ewloe, manuscripts

Creation date(s): 1873-1979

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 52 items

Name of creator(s): Castle Hill Brewery


Administrative/Biographical history: The Castle Hill Brewery, Ewloe, Flintshire, was owned by the Fox family during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. John Fox (d. 1888) was the brewer until c. 1888. The brewery supplied a number of public houses in Flintshire, including the Hawarden Castle Hotel, Queensferry, the Ship Hotel, Connah's Quay, the Red Lion, Buckley, the Crown and Liver, Ewloe, the Owain Glyndwr, in Gwernymynydd, the George and Dragon, Flint, the Castle Inn, Shotton, the Boar's Head, Northop, the New Inn, Sandycroft, the Plough Inn, Aston, the Blue Bell, Hawarden, the Hope and Anchor, Buckley, and the Mechanics Arms, Pentre. The brewery later became Castle Hill Farm.


Scope and content/abstract: Records relating to Castle Hill Brewery, Ewloe, Flintshire, 1873-1979, including accounts, 1891-1956; letter books, 1909-1943; Fox family papers, 1944-1957; leases, tenancy agreements and legal papers, 1873-1940; sale plans, catalogue and particulars, 1898-1979; and examples of beer bottles, barrel taps and other equipment used at the Castle Hill Brewery [not dated].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into three groups: Group One, accounts, letter book and miscellaneous records; Group Two, leases, tenancy agreements and legal papers; and Group Three, sale particulars.

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Flintshire Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected.

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following source was used to compile this description: Flintshire Record Office, Castle Hill Brewery (Ewloe) MSS Catalogue.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2004

Breweries | Wales | Ewloe (Hawarden)
Castle Hill Brewery | Records and correspondence

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Castle Hill Brewery (Ewloe, Wales)

Ewloe (Wales)

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