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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
Grantham, Malting / Dental Practice, Commercial Road
Grantham, Malting / Dental Practice, Commercial Road
Grantham, Malting / Dental Practice, Commercial Road

One of several malthouses between Commercial Road and Brewery Hill shown on the OS 25 inch map published 1888.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malt_house 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire mentions

"Haynes Thomas, maltster, Commercial road"

"Lee & Grinling, maltsters, Brewery hill; Springfield rd. ; Bridge End road; Welham street & Gonerby Hill foot"

"Mowbray & Co. Limited, brewers & maltsters & mineral water manufacturers, Commercial road & London road & wine, spirit & cigar merchants, Finkin street" 

Now a dental practice. 

DB 3 June 2019

Grantham, Malting, Dental Practice, Commercial Road
Grantham, Malting / Kingdom Hall, Brewery Hill
Grantham, Malting / Kingdom Hall, Brewery Hill
Grantham, Malting / Kingdom Hall, Brewery Hill

One of several malthouses between Commercial Road and Brewery Hill shown on the OS 25 inch map published 1888.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malt_house 

Now The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

DB 3 June 2019

Grantham, Malting, Brewery Hill, Jehovah's Witness
Grantham, Mowbray & Co. Ltd, Grantham Brewery
Grantham, Mowbray & Co. Ltd, Grantham Brewery
Grantham, Mowbray & Co. Ltd, Grantham Brewery

Remains of Mowbray & Co's brewery viewed from Brewery Hill - the works extended between Commercial Road and Brewery Hill.

The entry in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1919 reads :-

"Mowbray & Co. Limited, brewers & maltsters & mineral water manufacturers, Commercial road & London road & wine, spirit & cigar merchants, Finkin street"

DB 3 June 2019

Grantham, Mowbray & Co. Ltd, Brewery, Brewery Hill
Grantham, Mowbray & Co. Ltd, Grantham Brewery
Grantham, Mowbray & Co. Ltd, Grantham Brewery
Grantham, Mowbray & Co. Ltd, Grantham Brewery

Remains of Mowbray & Co's brewery viewed from Brewery Hill - the works extended between Commercial Road and Brewery Hill.

Brewing ceased in 1964.

http://breweryhistory.com/wiki/index.php?title=Mowbray_%26_Co._Ltd 

DB 3 June 2019

Grantham, Mowbray & Co. Ltd, Brewery, Brewery Hill
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,
Louth, Malt Kiln
Louth, Malt Kiln
Louth, Malt Kiln

Malt Kiln viewed from the tower of St James Church.

A major Louth landmark, known locally as the Concrete Cathedral, until its demolition in 2015.

Interesting history available via the Louth Museum website

http://www.louthmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/louth_museum_malt_kiln.html 

DB 25 November 2014

Louth, Malt Kiln
Market Rasen, Market Rasen Brewery Co. Limited, Oxford Street
Market Rasen, Market Rasen Brewery Co. Limited, Oxford Street
Market Rasen, Market Rasen Brewery Co. Limited, Oxford Street

Date above the door reads "1884". 

Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1909 has an entry :-

"Market Rasen Brewery Co. Limited (The) (Arthur J. Tillett, manager), brewers & ale & stout 'bottlers; offices & brewery, Oxford street, Market Rasen; stores, Normanby-by-Spital, Bardney & Minting"

DB 1 June 2019 

Market Rasen Brewery Co. Limited
Market Rasen, Market Rasen Brewery Co. Limited, Oxford Street
Market Rasen, Market Rasen Brewery Co. Limited, Oxford Street
Market Rasen, Market Rasen Brewery Co. Limited, Oxford Street

Advertisement in Kelly's Directory of Lincolnshire 1909.

Market Rasen Brewery Co. Limited
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,
Sleaford, Bass Maltings
Sleaford, Bass Maltings
Sleaford, Bass Maltings

Viewed from the east with canopies over the former railway sidings just visible on the right hand side of the image. 

"With a frontage of nearly 1,000 ft and a total area of 50,000 sq ft, the maltings complex is believed to be largest of its type in England; the architectural historians Sir Nikolaus Pevsner and John Harris commented that "for sheer impressiveness little in English industrial architecture can equal the scale of this building.

In 1974, it was recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building in recognition of its importance as an example of a large-scale industrial malting complex in which "considerations of form, massing, symmetry and scale have produced a design of high aesthetic quality combined with clear functional expression"; it also represents the importance of the English brewing industry in the late-19th and early 20th centuries and large-scale malting at its peak.

Owing to its derelict state, the building was also placed on English Heritage's "Heritage at Risk" register in 2011"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_Maltings,_Sleaford 

DB 27 May 2019 

Sleaford, Bass maltings
Sleaford, Bass Maltings, Entance & Cottages, Marham Lane
Sleaford, Bass Maltings, Entance & Cottages, Marham Lane
Sleaford, Bass Maltings, Entance & Cottages, Marham Lane

Entrance gateway with workers' cottages beyond.

The first cottage on the left is described by Historic England :-

"Former workers cottage, now house. c. 1900" 

Designed by A. Couchman"

"This building forms an integral part of this nationally important maltings complex"

DB 24 July 2018

Sleaford, Bass Maltings, Entance, A. Couchman, Workers Cottage
Sleaford, Bass Maltings, Entance Gateway Lamp
Sleaford, Bass Maltings, Entance Gateway Lamp
Sleaford, Bass Maltings, Entance Gateway Lamp

Detailed view of the one surviving gas lamp.

DB 24 July 2018

Sleaford, Bass Maltings, gas lamp
Wainfleet All Saints, Batemans Brewery
Wainfleet All Saints, Batemans Brewery
Wainfleet All Saints, Batemans Brewery

"Batemans was founded in 1874 by George Bateman, a local farmer who sold his farm in nearby Friskney in order to rent a brewery in Wainfleet, situated by the railway ...

In 1880 Bateman had earned enough from the business to buy Salem House, a Georgian building some 200 yards from the original brewery, and a new brewery was built in its coach houses. In addition to the brewing, Bateman bottled spirits, and his wife baked bread for sale ...

By 1910 the company was engaged in the bottling of Guinness and Bass for its estate.

Bateman's son, Harry, went into the business, which he bought from his father in 1919.

The 1920s and 1930s proved to be a very lean time for the industry, partly because of severe restrictions on brewing that had come in during World War I, partly because of higher taxes, and a consequent decrease in sales.

At one point Bateman had to lay off his entire workforce, but their resulting plight made him take them back; in order to find work for them, he expanded the business into building opposite Salem House including a derelict windmill which was to become the brewery's trademark"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batemans_Brewery 

DB 22 June 2019

Wainfleet All Saints, Batemans Brewery, Salem Bridge