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Brewhouse at Hook Norton Brewery, Hook Norton

Description: Brewhouse at Hook Norton Brewery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 244021

OS Grid Reference: SP3482933294
OS Grid Coordinates: 434829, 233294
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9970, -1.4941

Location: Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire OX15 5NY

Locality: Hook Norton
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX15 5NY

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Listing Text

SP33SW (West side)
4/11 Brewhouse at Hook Norton

Brewhouse. Established on site c. 1850. 3-storey tower brewery 1872. Present
6-floor tower brewery c.1898 by William Bradford of London, incorporating
earlier brewery. Ironstone with some ashlar dressings. Welsh slate roofs with
ornamental ridge tiles. Brewhouse of three main parts: copper house to left,
6-floor tower brewery and fermenting house. Copper house: single storey with
tall paired lights, cast-iron glazing bars and chamfered stone lintels. Hipped
roof with triangular dormers and hipped, gabled lantern. Tower brewery of two
sections: 4-storeys to the left with paired recessed windows, cast-iron glazing
bars and chamfered stone lintels. Machiolated stonework at eaves. Hipped
gambrel roof with triangular lights and hipped gabled lantern to the cooling
house. Moulded band above 3rd storey. 6-storey tower on right with mock timber
frame and hipped roof to sack-hoist housing. Segmental headed window with cast-
iron glazing bars to the 5th storey. Machiolated stonework above. Cast-iron
panels and long rectangular lights to 6th storey. Tower has hipped gabled roof
with triangular lights in gable. Doorway to steam-engine house has stone
architraves and scroll pediment. 4-storey fermenting house on right has tall
lights with wooden glazing bars and stone sills. Wooden door to first floor.
Gabled roof, Welsh slate with brick end stack on right. Irregular L-plan ranges
to rear. Interior: brewing equipment of c1850 and c1900; stationary steam
engine supplied by Messrs. Buxton and Thornley of Burton on Trent. Associated
range of buildings including stable block 1898, offices with cellar 1896, and
malthouse 1865 and earlier. History: Hook Norton is the last independant
brewery in North Oxfordshire.
(Gosling, Sarah - A Changing Landscape, Oxfordshire County Council, Department
of Museum Services, Publication No.8; Hook Norton, A Heritage Brewery)

Listing NGR: SP3482333296

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Source: English Heritage

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