Barley, beer and the Lancaster Canal

Map of part of UClan university campus Preston, Lancashire UK
The Maudland Maltkilns buildings superimposed on the modern Open Street Map showing the UCLan buildings that now occupy the site.

When the Lancaster Canal arrived in Preston at the end of the 18th century one of the first enterprises to take advantage of its services was the Maudland Maltkilns. Barges laden with barley began to feed the kilns to provide the raw material for the brewing industry to supply the hundreds of public houses that quickly sprouted in the town.

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