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Description: Laundry Building (Tower Brewery of Warwick's Anchor Brewery)
Date Listed: 11 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 331269
OS Grid Reference: SE3927867182
OS Grid Coordinates: 439278, 467182
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0990, -1.4009
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SE 36 NE LANGTHORPE LEEMING LANE
(west side, off)
3/30 Laundry building (tower
brewery of Warwick's
Tower brewery and brewery buildings, now laundry. Dated 1856. Red/brown
brick, English bond, corrugated asbestos roof. 4-storey, 5-bay tower with
rear range reduced to 2 storeys. Ground floor: central double doors under
cambered arch of 3 courses of headers above loading platform; inserted door
to right. Bay to right: windows out of line with floor levels of central
and left bays. Tall narrow openings with either wooden louvres or
small panes, stone sills, cambered arches as entrance door. Oversailing
courses to eaves, hipped roof, tall brick stack with arcading and moulded
cornice projects from rear right corner. Right return, tower: ground floor:
paired 6-pane windows with stone sills and cambered header arches. To
central floor area a large blocked opening with stone sill and iron lintel,
with 2 small square windows with stone sills and large stone lintels. Third
floor: central board loading door with flanking louvred openings and
projecting girder below. Secondary range: datestone with anchor in relief
at eaves; single pitch roof replaces higher M-shaped roof (outline visible
in rear wall of tower). Lean-to buildings not of special interest.
Interior not inspected. This is probably an early example of the brewing
process developed in the 1860s in which beer-production took place in
successive stages on different floor levels of a tall brewhouse. Water was
pumped to the top by steam power and the liquor passed down through various
stages by gravity. (Hatcher, p 135). Forms a group with the old
maltings and kilns (qv). J Hatcher, The Industrial Architecture of
Yorkshire, 1985, p 135.
Listing NGR: SE3927867182
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Source: English Heritage
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