Lower Ansty in Dorset County, England, United Kingdom
The Fox Inn was built over 250 years ago as The home of Charles Hall and known as Broadclose. In 1777 Charles founded the Ansty Brewery while troops were assembling on The Dorsetshire coast anticipating a French invasion during the Napoleonic Wars.
The brewery secured government contracts to supply ale to the troops.
Later Charles’ son Robert took over the business and appointed a gentleman by the name of George Woodhouse to be head brewer.
Charles' granddaughter married George and he became a partner in the brewery which then became known as Hall & Woodhouse.
Broadclose remained the family home as the brewery prospered during the nineteenth century and in 1900 production moved to Blandford Forum.
Location. 50° 49.676′ N, 2° 20.031′ W. Marker is in Lower Ansty, England, in Dorset County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hartfoot Lane and Aller Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lower Ansty, England DT2 7PN, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dewlish War Memorial (approx. 5.1 kilometers away); The Battle of Blandford (approx. 12.1 kilometers away); The Trafalgar Way Blandford Forum War Memorial (approx. 12.3 kilometers away); 1731 Fire (approx. 12.3 kilometers away); Jack Counter VC (approx. 12.3 kilometers away); The Bastards’ House (approx. 12.3 kilometers away); Benjamin Ferrey Architect (approx. 14.5 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Fox Inn. (Submitted on August 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.