As well as any beere: the seventeenth-century brewhouse and bakery at Ferryland, Newfoundland

Clausnitzer, Arthur R. (2011) As well as any beere: the seventeenth-century brewhouse and bakery at Ferryland, Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The research focus of this thesis is the seventeenth-century brewhouse and bakehouse structure in Ferryland, Newfoundland. The material culture, including ceramics, clay smoking pipes, and glass, and surviving architectural features are analyzed with the goal of understanding the use and occupation history of the structure. -- The results of these analyses show that this brewhouse is the same "brewhouse room" mentioned in a 1622 letter. It is also determined the structure was built early in the 1620s, and that it stood for less than two decades before being dismantled to make room for another structure. Furthermore, although the archaeology of brewhouses is not well documented or understood, comparisons with two contemporaneous brewhouses suggests that the Ferryland structure is atypical for its time, which is a direct result of the circumstances for which it was constructed. Finally, questions about when and why the brewhouse was dismantled are answered.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10314
Item ID: 10314
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 122-140).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: 2011
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Breweries--Newfoundland and Labrador--Ferryland--History--17th century; Brewery workers--Newfoundland and Labrador--Ferryland--History--17th century; Bakeries--Newfoundland and Labrador--Ferryland--History--17th century; Bakery employees--Newfoundland

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