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Record details

BCC record ID:0422900000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Sixteenth century brewery with eighteenth to nineteenth century brick facing
Grid Reference:SU 95800 97420
Parish:

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • BREWERY (16th Century to 19th Century - 1500 AD to 1899 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Unclassified

Full description

BREWERY N OF CHURCH, PROBABLY BUILT C16, REFACED IN C18/C19 IN BRICK. OWNED BY WELLER FAMILY 1772 TO C20. CHIMNEY STACK OF C16 BRICK, ARCHED PANELS. HOUSE HAS C16 FIREPLACE, BREWERY OFFICES ALSO C16 BUT REBUILT (B2,3).
Brewhouse apparently erected in 1735 by Sir William Drake and bought by William Weller in 1775. A storehouse was subsequently added and stables and a carpenters shop were built after 1810. A new malting was built in 1829 and the brewery was refaced in brick. The bottling plant was closed in 1914. Wellers sold the business to Benskins in 1929, who dismantled the plant and sold the brewery and maltings in 1930, retaining the 142 tied houses (B6).
BUILDINGS NOW DOMESTIC HOUSES (B5).

Sources and further reading

<1>Bibliographic reference: BCM CAS RECORD CARD 4229.
<2>Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 3 P143.
<3>Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 1 P3.
<4>Bibliographic reference: OS RECORD CARD SU99NE5..
<5>Map: OS 1925 25 INCH MAP.
<6>Bibliographic reference: Mike Brown. 2007. A Brewers' Compendium: A Directory of Buckinghamshire Brewers. pp3-8
<7>Unpublished document: Archaeological Services & Consultancy Ltd. 2001. Chilterns Chalk Streams Project: Chess & Misbourne Valleys - Archaeological Assessment.
<8>Bibliographic reference: Julian Hunt. 2001. A history of Amersham. pp29,32-36;Plates 41-43,45

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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