Second 13th century malting oven found in England

In July, archaeologists working on excavations in St John's Street in Northampton, England discovered a 13th century malting oven, used to roast grain for brewing. Now a second, even larger, oven has been found at the same site. (photo)

"The malt ovens and the discovery of two deep wells indicate the brewing of beer in the area on a relatively large scale, possibly dating back 800 years," said a spokesman for the Northamptonshire County Council. The city plans to display flagstones from the ovens at a new pub located at the Phipps brewery.