British Breweries

British Breweries

by Lynn Pearson
     
 

" I have no pain now, mother dear, But, oh, I am so dry! Connect me to a brewery and leave me there to die."

Breweries were large and striking buildings whose towering presence was often reinforced by their occupation of sites in the middle of towns. They were the flagships of a major industry and generators of some of the great business fortunes.

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" I have no pain now, mother dear, But, oh, I am so dry! Connect me to a brewery and leave me there to die."

Breweries were large and striking buildings whose towering presence was often reinforced by their occupation of sites in the middle of towns. They were the flagships of a major industry and generators of some of the great business fortunes. Designing their breweries for architectural grandeur as well as for their function, brewers were well aware of the marketing value of their buildings and used them as advertisements. What is surprising is that so little attention has been paid to breweries, in contrast to other great industrial buildings such as mills and warehouses. Lavishly illustrated, British Breweries covers the whole of their history, from the country house brewhouses of the eighteenth century to the great breweries of Georgian and Victorian England, and to widespread disappearance in the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852851910
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Series:
Architectural Buildings Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrationsvii
Acknowledgmentsxi
Part 1
1Towers of Strength1
2Brewing and Building13
3A Magnificence Unspeakable27
4Function and Style41
5Breweries of the 1870s61
6The Rise of the Brewers' Architect77
7The Ornamental Brewery101
8Decline and Fall121
9The Brewery in the Twenty-First Century141
Part 2
A Directory of Brewers' Architects, 1780-1939150
Brewery Construction by Town, 1865-1906199
Notes216
Glossary230
Bibliography237
Index247

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