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Malthouses Number 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 at Former Brass Maltings, Burton

Description: Malthouses Number 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 at Former Brass Maltings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 June 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 273055

OS Grid Reference: SK2520323694
OS Grid Coordinates: 425203, 323694
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8102, -1.6275

Location: 3 Wetmore Road, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1PX

Locality: Burton
Local Authority: East Staffordshire Borough Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: DE14 1PX

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Listing Text

Malthouses Nos 16, 17,
18, 19 and 20
at former Brass Maltings
SK 22 SE 7/142


A large group of parallel ranges of 3 and 4 storey maltings. Built of red
brick with blue brick plinth and stone impost string linking the giant blind
arcading that articulates the window bays. Coped gable ends facing the road.
Slate roofs in part replaced by tiles. Nos 18 to 21 set back from road, were
erected by Bass & Co in 1853-54 and were the first multi-storey floor maltings
in the town. Their design and 200 quarter steeping capacity established the
standard size and style of Burton maltings. The centre pivoted windows were
also introduced here for the first time, to control the ventilation of the
germinating floor. The gabled kilns are set at right angles to the germinating
floors at the east end adjoining the barley garners. Malthouses Nos 16 and
17 were added in 1864 and have the same design features as the earlier houses.
They were built however on an innovatiory plan as a double malting ranged
end to end. The top floor served as a barley store. The double gable end
to road repeats the blind arcading motifs of the side elevations. At each
end of the south front are gabled hoists supported on cast iron decorated brackets.
Below at 2nd floor level are cast iron handling platforms, also supported by
brackets, with iron trellis guard rails to sides.

Listing NGR: SK2520323694

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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