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Industry - Malting and Brewing
 
Coningsby, Soulby Brewery Steam Wagon
Coningsby, Soulby Brewery Steam Wagon
Coningsby, Soulby Brewery Steam Wagon

Soulby, Sons & Winch were the largest malsters and brewers in the eastern side of the county. Their principal malthouses and bewery were in Alford from 1868 to 1952.

They also had a maltkiln and brewery in Tumby Road, Coningsby (next to the Baptist Church) from 1861.

This photograph showing a Foden steam wagon, registration number M2191,is dated 1909.

Alford, Soulby, Coningsby, Foden, malthoudse, malt kiln, brewery
Kirton in Lindsey, Maltings
Kirton in Lindsey, Maltings
Kirton in Lindsey, Maltings

These substantial maltings were built alongside the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Line which were close to Kirton in Lindsey station (SK 932993).

Kirton Lindsey, maltings,
Sleaford, Bass Maltings
Sleaford, Bass Maltings
Sleaford, Bass Maltings

The maltings at Sleaford, a massive group of buildings, was built by Bass in 1901-7.

The central block with water tower and engine-house is flanked by the eight malthouses giving a total frontage of about 1000 feet. Operations ceased in 1959.

According to Pevsner: 'For sheer impressiveness, little in English industrial architecture can equal the scale of this building'.

Frank Robinson, 2010

Sleaford, Bass Maltings, maltings,
Sleaford, Bass Maltings
Sleaford, Bass Maltings
Sleaford, Bass Maltings

A closer view of the Bass Maltings conveys the huge scale of the complex.

The total frontage of eight maltings plus engine house and workshops is almost 1000 feet (305m) long.

Three blocks were badly damaged by fire in 1976 but their walls still stand to full height, a testimony to their remarkably solid construction.

Chris Lester 2010

Sleaford, Bass maltings,